Giacomo Ravagli

Giacomo Ravagli
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Biography

Giacomo Ravagli was born in 1981 in Tuscany, Italy and learned to carve marble in the sculpture workshops of Pietrasanta. 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 sculptures by Henry Moore.

Ravagil mixes architecture and sculpture, seeking to “give rational shape to the irrational and irregular form”. His working method is an exercise in reduction and refinement. In short, he acts as a designer but thinks like a sculptor.

Executed in rare Italian marble, Ravagli’s lamps have a refined, angular shape brought about through meticulous sanding and polishing. He uncovers the beautiful delicacy of the marble’s rippled surface and each stone’s unique colouring. From the inside, his bronze lampshades appear kaleidoscopic as the golden light reflects inside.

Since 2011 Ravagli has been creating high-end furniture, ranging from unique pieces for galleries and collectors, to products for international design companies. His work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, and art institutions, as well as at industry fairs including Design Miami/Basel, PAD Paris and Zona Maco, Mexico.

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Achievements

  • ArtMonte-Carlo, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Monaco, France.
  • ‘Summer Show’, Artwork Selection, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, New-York, USA.
  • ‘Art Light’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK.
  • ‘Art Light’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, New-York, USA.
  • FOG Design + Art, Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, USA.
  • Zona Maco, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Mexico City, Mexique.
  • PAD Paris, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
  • Design Miami / Basel, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Switzerland.
  • Design Miami / Miami, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Miami, USA.
  • ‘New Works Only’, Group Show, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
  • PAD Paris, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
  • ArtMonte-Carlo, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Monaco, France.
  • Design Miami / Basel, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Switzerland.
  • ‘Art Light’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
  • ’10 Years of Collectible Design, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK.
  • Design Miami / Miami, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Miami, USA.
  • Nilufar Depot, Milan Design Week, Nilufar Gallery, Milan, Italy.
  • ‘Even More’, Milan Design Week, Nilufar Gallery, Milan, Italy.
  • ‘Solea Tower’, Milan Design Week, Nilufar Gallry, Milan, Italy.
  • ‘Italian Design beyond the Crisis’, VII Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy.
  • ‘Copper Crossing’, Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy.
  • PAD Paris, Paris, France.
  • ‘Exclusive/Inclusive’, Milan Design Week, Nilufar Gallery, Milan, Italy.
  • ‘Spot 2013 Paris’, Nilufar Gallery, Gio Marconi Gallery & BaliceHertling Gallery, Paris, France.
  • ‘Squat Beirut 2013’, Metropolitan Art Society Beirut, Nilufar Gallery & BaliceHertling Gallery, Paris, France.
  • Design Days Dubai, Dubai, UAE.
  • PAD Paris, Paris, France.
  • up/market, self commissioned open gallery – a project by Diana Marrone (pr/undercover) on
    MIArt and Milano Design Week.
  • ‘Limited/Unlimited’, Milan Design Week, Nilufar Gallery, Milan, Italy.
  • Design Miami/ Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
  • ‘Squat#1 Paris’, Nilufar Gallery & BaliceHertling Gallery, Paris, France.
  • ‘KME/Unlimited’ KME Showroom, Milan, Italy.
  • ‘Il Rame e la Casa’, Istituto Italiano del Rame, Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy.
  • PAD Paris, Paris, France.
  • ‘Atomi’, Milan Design Week, Nilufar Gallery, Milan, Italy.
  • I Design Biennal, Museo Arti Plastiche, Carrara, Italy.
  • Design Miami/ Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
  • ‘Superdesign’, London, UK.
  • PAD London, London, UK.
  • Design Miami/ Miami, Miami Beach, USA.

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