Marcantonio (Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba) was born in 1976 in Massalombarda, Italy. He attended the Istituto d'Arte e l'Accademia di Belle Arti, and after receiving his degree, he began designing theatre sets and making ad hoc furnishing in collaboration with architects. Soon there after, he began ideating one-of-a-kind design objects while delving in nature-inspired sculpture. The two crafts quickly began to contaminate one another, his design becoming more artistically conceptual, and his sculptures more accessible. His preferred treatment revolves around man’s connection to nature, and how the former’s behaviors and interactions alter the latter’s original state. Marcantonio passionately explains that his work directly stems from his intrinsic creativity and instinct. Art has taught him that ideas can be elegant, and this drives his constant search for both pure and synthetic concepts.
We wanted to create a surprising, magical effect, like when a lightbulb goes off in your head along with a great idea. Creating a lamp is like creating something that is alive.
The ingenious Idea Collection is a visionary creation by the talented Marcantonio for Slamp. This remarkable collection embraces the whimsical notion of a lightbulb illuminating one's mind during moments of inspiration. The Idea Collection features an enchanting applique and a captivating table lamp, both designed to capture the essence of this metaphorical concept. With their clever and playful design, these luminaires become artistic representations of innovative thinking. Embark on a journey of bright ideas with the Idea Collection, where brilliance meets illumination.