11/06/2021 - Davide Groppi
celebrates the tenth anniversary of Sampei lamp
with a Limited Edition made with golden finished details and is engraved with the serial number. Designed by Davide Groppi and Enzo Calabrese in 2011 and awarded with the Compasso d'Oro in 2014, Sampei is an authentic “ready-made”, simple and performing at the same time.
Obtained from a fishing rod, flexible and telescopic, it is a delicate and elegant sign, which brings to mind the subtle branches of a willow tree or bamboo canes floating on a light breeze.
A small head atop a long, thin carbon fiber stem. At the slightest shift, it responds with a slight swaying motion, instilling a rhythm of slow waiting.
“Every time I face a project, I ask myself what I can do that is new, different and useful using the things and objects we already have', says Davide Groppi. 'It is the theme of the ready-made, it is the surrealist approach to the project: looking for the new using objects that everyone has under their eyes, capturing and imagining unusual scenarios. I like courageous lamps, those that break into the scene and steal it, drawing attention to themselves.”
“A blade of grass that sways and flexes almost under the weight of the gaze, capable of capturing emotions and vibrating at the slightest movement', explains Enzo Calabrese. 'I never imagined that it would be so successful. Today I wonder what could have generated all this, it’s not just the design, there is something more, which is not written...”
'In these ten years we have learned to look at Sampei with different eyes, discovering, each time, new aspects: floor chandelier, graphic sign, blade of grass, ideogram. Choosing a Sampei Limited Edition means participating in the thought and history behind the uniqueness of the project', concludes Groppi.
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