InControLuce by Davide Groppi

InControLuce by Davide Groppi

Davide Groppi presented InControLuce, a book that celebrates thirty years of work in the creation of lamps and lighting projects, sharing the vision that inspired Davide Groppi’s first creations, through written ancedotes and illustrations

InControLuce was presented to the general public in one of the most exclusive establishments in the art world: The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.

Davide Groppi’s company has been a member of Guggenheim Intrapresæ, a prestigious group of distinguished entrepreneurs founded in 1992, since 2018.

Guggenheim Intrapresæ organises activities and exhibits for the Peggy Guggenheim Museum.

The association between art and light is hardly casual.

Davide Groppi has always considered art as an important inspiration for his work.

Davide Groppi has developed a way of “ Thinking in Light” over the years, thanks also to his passion for some of the world’s greatest artists eg he light of Caravaggio, and Fontana’s sense of contrast– which have stimulated original and innovative lighting projects.



InControLuce is the story of thirty years of lighting projects, in words and pictures.

Light to see and feel people and space. Light in the form of a vision, but also as an emotion

Light is a story … This book is the celebration of a trip that began 30 years ago, in 1988. At the same time, it also signals our departure towards new and unknown horizons.

Light tells a story ” ………….…. Davide Groppi


InControLuce looks back at Davide Groppi’s career and the history of his company.

InControLuce is both a personal diary started in 1988 and a treasure map indicating a new point of departure towards innovative discoveries in the field of lighting.

It’s an intense search for light that can see and feel people and space, a light that can illuminate, but also inspire emotion and tell stories.

“ Thirty years of light and lighting projects. It’s been a long time since I first started making lamps.

Here I am considering what I have accomplished so far in…contro Luce, (meaning both “meeting light” and “through backlighting”)

Fom my first experiences with light bulbs to our latest creations using electronic light. ” …………. Davide Groppi



” InControLuce is our way of sharing the emotions and vision of these last wonderful years.

They have taught me to consider light as the perfect occasion to see, but also to feel the people and spaces we are illuminating.

Add to that simplicity, weightlessness, emotion and creativity” ………………. Davide Groppi


The lamps and lighting solutions that Davide Groppi invents day after day are his language.

They are like words he uses to tell stories: Stories of Light…………

They are stories of ………

Nulla, which represents, perhaps, the most significant and poetic of Davide Groppi’s creations. It is the result of a great search and intense need to take away.

Sampei, the idea of a sign in space, the idea of putting the light on the floor and on the table. A blade of glass which swings and flexes.

Infinito, a subtle and continuous line of indirect light that is essential in its apparent absence

Tetatet, a perfect table light to write the book of love, romantic and profound, on sale in the Peggy Guggenheim Museum shop.


Palazzo Venier dei Leoni by Canal Grande.

Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice

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