In the late 80’s in a little workshop in the historical centre of Piacenza Davide Groppi started inventing and producing his first lamps using his own name as brand.
Creative independence and passionate, unconventional management have allowed him, over time, to develop 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.
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. His inspiration comes from 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.
Over the years the company developed various projects in collaboration with design companies and many international projects the world over, including the illumination of houses, stores and museums. It has also been particularly active in the hospitality area. Some of the most famous and decorated chefs in the world have chosen lighting solutions by Davide Groppi for their venues
Davide Groppi’s work has also been recognized for excellence by the press and received prestigious awards for his lighting creations.
The Edida Award in 2011 for the Sampei lamp, the Design Plus Award in 2014 for the Neuro lamp, two awards at the 23rd edition of the ADI Compasso d’Oro Awards for the Nulla and the Sampei lamps and the ADI Compasso d’Oro Mention of Honour for the rechargeable lamp Tetatet in 2016.
The ADI Compasso d’Oro Award is considered the oldest and most prestigious recognition for design in the world.
DESIGN AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
CAGR SALES 2011 - 2016
Davide Groppi starts creating, producing and selling lamps in his first workshop in the historical center of Piacenza.
Participation in the Milano Design Week, which decreed the first great success.
Double prize at the «Compasso d’Oro» awards for the Sampei and Nulla lamps.
Davide Groppi joins Italian Design Brands.