Giacomo Ravagli is an Italian designer that mastered marble carving techniques in the workshops of Pietrasanta. He uses such skills to create inspiring lamp design.
He started carving as an apprentice at age eighteen and spent many years producing religious ornaments and decorations, large outdoor artworks for public spaces, and sculptures for contemporary artists, such as Louise Bourgeois. He also restored monumental pieces, including some by Henry Moore.
Since 2011 he has been creating high-end furniture, ranging from unique pieces and limited editions for galleries and collectors to products for international design companies. Executed in rare marble, Ravagli’s pieces link luxury with a certain serendipity of form and play off the unique coloring of marble.
His work also alludes to heaviness and lightness and sometimes incorporates clay or metals, such as cast bronze, in addition to marble. Ravagli likes to mix architecture and sculpture. His working method is an exercise in reduction and refinement that follows a reverse design process.
Each piece is a unique masterpiece not only with great master skills but also with a futuristic shape like a decorative art piece. His work is represented by Carpenters Workshop Gallery.
These series of lamp design is called “barometro lamps”, composed of copper and rare italian marble, the lamps – available in floor and table versions – represent a time and labor intensive process. chosen for its beauty and the rarefaction of its quarrying, the blocks of marble are all unique in their form and coloring.