Duccio Maria Gambi

His work is heterogeneous as heterogeneous is the wide path he explored before opening his studio and workshop in Paris in 2012. He has a strong theoretical background built during his studies in the Radical Movement environment of Florence and during his years studying interior design in Milan. He is aware of both the industrial and artisanal constraints and potentials thanks to his working experiences in design studios and artisan’s workshops. In particular, he mastered a variety of creative production processes, in a wide range of scales, during a fundamental yearlong experience working at Atelier Van Lieshout in Rotterdam.

The permanent interest for discarded materials and the collaborations and contacts with French architects active in public installation, led him to cofound “Chapitre 0”, a night guerrilla style laboratory for public space furniture. His work, often focused on concrete casting and experimentation, goes from bespoke furniture pieces for private clients to research one-off designs for design galleries. His work in stone and plastic laminate won the Cedit prize at Miart 2017 and is now part Triennale Design Museum permanent collection. He’s now based in his hometown Florence.