Davide Groppi in 10 frames

| Designbest editorial staff


ighting design manufacturer Davide Groppi grew from the dream of the passionate young designer, who lends his name to the brand. Davide Groppi began production in the late eighties in a tiny workshop in Piacenza, northern Italy. And soon after, the brand’s signature style started to take shape. Davide Groppi draws inspiration from a variety of different creative fields, from art to the world of magic and from readymades to toys. Davide Groppi is best known for its minimalist aesthetics, which nonetheless have a touch of magic; this is exactly what has turned this brand into a worldwide name. Throughout the years, Davide Groppi has worked in partnership with a number of different firms: De Padova, Boffi, Paola Lenti and Christofle, just to name a few. What’s more, Davide Groppi lighting design can be found in several top restaurants run by award-winning chefs like Massimo Bottura, Massimiliano Alajmo and Moreno Cedroni. Furthermore, in 2014, Nulla and Sampei, two extremely innovative pieces, received the Compasso d'Oro Award, one of the most coveted interior design awards around.

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