David Groppi was born in 1963 in Piacenza, Italy. According to the designer, "My parents decided to call me Davide without considering I would be making lamps and working with light for the better part of my life. In fact, my name backwards is Edivad, which is a lot closer to Edison than Davide is to Thomas, so it worked out in the end. For a guy who works with Edison light bulbs, with a little creative imagination, you might even think of Edivad as a sign of destiny Nomen Omen. My father taught me not only how to put things together and create from spare parts, but also how to appreciate beauty and construct things solidly. Together, we built a pinball machine, a telegraph and a lamp."
He began working in the field of mechanical design in 1985, but it was only in 1988 that he began conceiving, putting together and selling lamps on his own. He didn't t really know why it had to be lamps and not something else. One thing is for sure: lamps gave him a great opportunity to express him personality and make a practical living of it. Groppi's first laboratory was a little room in the center of Piacenza, Italy. Then, in 1994, he had the great fortune of meeting Maddalena De Padova, who, without any explanation, decided to purchase 40 prototypes of one of his lamps (Baloo) and exhibit them at the trade show Salone del Mobile in Milano. It was an exciting moment in his career for him to realize he could be successful at doing what he had dreamed of.
Each selected Davide Groppi lighting piece reflects his artistic vision. These finely designed lamps bring an intensity of focused and diffused light to an area, while occupying the least amount of space possible. Their signature style uses a minimalist line with exaggerated proportions to create a feeling of lightness and movement, suited to any tasteful modern home.
Clear Glass Globe Bulb
Matte White Metal Base
Design by Davide Groppi
Made in Italy
Overall Dimensions: 4.75" W x 18.75" H Base Dimensions: 2" DIA x 3.5" H Bulb Type: (1) 7W E26 120V 800 Lumens (Included) 2700K Warm White Light (Included) Max Wattage: 7W Cord Length: 9' White Cord Dimmable: Yes, In-line Switch