For Davide Groppi, designing a lamp doesn’t begin with drawing a preconceived form. Rather, the Italian poet of light imagines conditions for the lamp to come alive on its own. His restrained minimalism and attention to detail allow his creations to tell their own story with an emotionally powerful experience for the viewer.
The latest design continues his pursuit of experimenting with the tangible — functionality, material, or new technology — while also exploring the ethereal — words, letters, and encounters. Anima, representing the absence and essence of light, takes the idea of a stem and a base to it’s most elemental existence.
Introduced on February 18, 2021 through an online exploratory event, the new lamp captures the motion of indirect lighting. An almost unbelievably thin stem rises from a cylindrical base, showering its surroundings in a glow of indirect light. Anima is influenced by the design cultures of Scandinavia and Japan, two movements that Groppi has also found particularly inspiring. “It’s the urge to make objects with very few things,” the designer commented in the video launch for the product.
The minimalist maestro of light is a true creator of timeless objects of desire. Exuding refinement, all his lighting pieces blend in subtly due to their exquisite and innovative design. Characterized by their simplicity, weightlessness and humanistic approach to design, Groppi’s pieces exude a pure and minimal philosophy that seeks to enchant with its understated sophistication. Since the end of the eighties, Davide Groppi has designed lamps that he manufactures and distributes all over the world through his company based in Piacenza, Italy – a true poet of light.
Anima represents a new letter in the alphabet of Davide Groppi, a new addition to begin new anagrams and words and begin telling new stories.