February 17, 2014

A STORY OF LAMPS BY DAVIDE GROPPI




A STORY OF LAMPS BY DAVIDE GROPPI




A STORY OF LAMPS BY DAVIDE GROPPI
Since the end of the eighties Davide Groppi has designed lamps which he manufactures and distributes all over the world through a company with his own name.
Since the beginning Davide Groppi has been standing out for his interest in technology and innovation, his care for design, his humanistic approach to the project, his international attitude, his awareness towards the social aspects of the business.
The basic components of Davide Groppi design are simplicity, lightness, emotion and invention.
Light is thought to make sense, following a vision based both on coherence and on the need to be different.
The company deals also with light designing and planning, it looks after one-off, sets, shows and whatever can be named “tailored light”.
The factory headquarter is in Piacenza, where Davide is working together with a selected group of people and where since 2012 the first “Spazio Esperienze” has been opened for architects and all the people who want to know in depth the production and the philosophy of the company.






THE LAMPS
Making lamps is not an exact discipline.
At the same time I’ve always needed to follow a method.
A method which makes sense of what I do.
I’ve got  quite an independent character and since the beginning I‘ve thought I’d have liked inventing and producing all my light intuitions by myself.
I‘ve never thought to be a designer, as it usually means.
What I create is never ‘designed’, but it is born out of necessity.
My favorite lamps come from the heart and from the brain, intuitions which emerge from a certain behavior and a way of thinking.
I begun with the idea of  making a collection exactly as the actual one.
Lamps in which simplicity, lightness, emotion and invention are the basic components of the project.
For this reason, I try to come close to the light gently, always looking for Truth, with the idea of making the best light of the world. 


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SAMPEI DESIGN BY ENZO CALABRASE - DAVIDE GROPPI








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BLUMEN DESIGN BY DAVIDE GROPPI 2011
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MISS DESIGN BY OMAR CARRAGLIA 2006
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MISS DESIGN BY OMAR CARRAGLIA 2006
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ESTASI DESIGN BY FEDERICO DELROSSO
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MISS DESIGN BY OMAR CARRAGLIA 2006
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MISS DESIGN BY OMAR CARRAGLIA 2006




NULLA DESIGN BY DAVIDE GROPPI 2010


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NULLA DESIGN BY DAVIDE GROPPI 2010




N - EURO 2013 BY DAVIDE GROPPI & BEPPE MERLANO




Voyage is the metaphor for our way of working.
A voyage inside the etherealness of light.
A voyage which began twenty years ago and has taken us to wonderful places.
Our lamps are simple, light, unique, pure, essential.
Sometimes magical.
From the light bulb to the quest for a light without source, just to be wrapped in
welcoming light.
Lamps designed to give depth to the space we live in, or simply to create light.
Always in search of the boundary between light and dark.
We like to think of our lamps as an alphabet with which we write stories.
Stories made of journeys, encounters, emotions.

Davide Groppi




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OVO DESIGN BY MASSIMILIANO ALAJMO - RAFFAELE ALAJMO 2010




MOVIE DESIGN BY OMAR CARRAGLIA 2005


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OVONELPIATTO DESIGN BY
MASSIMILIANO ALAJMO - RAFFAELE ALAJMO 2010




MIMA  DESIGN BY FEDERICO DELROSSO 2006


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FERRO DESIGN BY PAOLA TOSI
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INDIEBAR
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SOFFIO DESIGN BY CLAUDIO NOBILI BIANNA 2011
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UNMETRO DESIGN BY MARCO MERENDI 2011




LESS FOR LESS DESIGN BY DAVIDE GROPPI 2009 


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BUCO R 2006




LESS FLOAPIOMBO DESIGN BY SARA FRATTINI 2013




MOON DESIGN BY DAVIDE GROPPI 2005 




BIG BAG DESIGN BY PAOLO TOSI 2007




UP DESIGN BY OMAR CARRAGLIA 2013








SPAZIO ESPERIENZE 2012




A STORY. A STORY OF LAMPS.
It all started in a small laboratory in the historical centre of the Italian town of Piacenza during the late 1980’s.
Davide Groppi was inventing and producing his first lamps and decided simply to use his own name for the name of the company.
Creative independence and passionate, unconventional management have allowed him, over time, to learn and develop his own brand of original and unique products, currently distributed the world over.
Simplicity, weightlessness, emotion and creative invention are the fundamental components of each lamp or lighting project designed by Davide Groppi.
Davide Groppi creations are never conceived as just lights or lamps. They come about through the need to give life to something that is necessary or significant.
Some of the things that inspire these ideas are works of art, ready made objects, magic, the desire to make things with his hands or simply the urge to play and have fun with light.
Light in the hands of Davide Groppi is a wonderful way to seduce and excite.
Hi has always worked with a faithful group of collaborators who share his vision and help him to develop ideas and bring them to fruition.
Over the course of many years of experience, Davide Groppi has developed various products and shows in collaboration with companies specialising in design such as De Padova, Boffi, Paola Lenti and Christofle.
There have also been many international projects the world over, including the illumination of houses, stores and museums. Davide Groppi has been particularly active in the area of hospitality (hotels and restaurants).
Some of the most famous chefs in the world have chosen lighting solutions by Davide Groppi for their venues, including Massimo Bottura, Massimiliano Alajmo, Moreno Cedroni and Giancarlo Perbellini.
Davide Groppi has also been recognised for excellence by the press and received prestigious awards for his lighting creations, including the Edida Award in 2011 for the Sampei lamp,
the Design Plus Award in 2014 for the Neuro lamp, as well as two awards at the 23rd edition of the ADI Compasso d’Oro Awards for the Nulla lamp and for the Sampei lamp.
The ADI Compasso d’Oro Award is considered the oldest and most prestigious recognition for design in the world.
http://davidegroppi.com/en/storia/










DAVIDE GROPPI TELLS HIS STORY
I was born in a summer day of 1963.
My parents decided to call me Davide without knowing that in my life I’d have done lamps and dealt with light.
In fact, if you read my name backwards it becomes Edivad and for one who worked and has been working with the Edison bulb … it’s a strong sign of fate … 
My father taught me how to built objects, the sense of beauty and the pleasure to make thinks well.
We made a flipper, a telegraph and … a lamp together.
In 1985 I begun to work as a mechanical illustrator, but only in 1988 I begun to design, manufacture and sell lamps.
I don’t know exactly why lamps, but surely lamps gave me the chance to express my character and to build something true.
My first lab was very little, in the center of Piacenza.
In 1994 I was lucky enough to meet Maddalena De Padova who, inexplicably, decided to buy 40 pieces of one among my models (Baloo) and to display them all together in her shop in Corso Venezia during the Salone del Mobile in Milan.
It was a memorable and exciting moment for me as I realized that probably I’d succeed in doing really what I was fighting for.
Later on I met other people who let me distribute my lamps all over the world.
Some important collaborations helped me to turn my job into an international one: Boffi, Mutina, Paola Lenti, Agatha Ruiz De La Prada and, recently, Christofle.
I cannot forget my staff, marvelous people who I work with daily to develop our projects and to realize our dreams.
You can discover how the story goes on by surfing this site.
The lamps, the projects carried out, the events, the curiosities.