Italian product designer and illustrator Lucia Massari was born in Venice in 1983. She studied product design at the Higher Institute of Architecture in Venice (IUAV), graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2006. She went on to earn her Master’s degree in product design at the Royal College of Art in London in 2009; while there, she studied under design tutors Martino Gamper and Jurgen Bey. She launched her eponymous studio in 2010, splitting her time between Venice and London. In 2012, she formally moved the studio to Venice.
Massari’s design practice frequently incorporates collaborations with local artisans. As of this writing, notable projects include the 2015 Marbleabilia Collection, a joint effort with marble company Mandruzzato Marmi e Graniti. The limited-edition series consists of furniture, lighting, accessories, and decorative objects constructed from high quality marble scraps and wood.
She has exhibited her work at a variety of international events, including the Ljubljana Design Biennale in Slovenia, London Design Festival, Vienna Design Week, and Salone del Mobile. Her work has also been exhibited at Victoria & Albert Museum in London and Trico Gallery in Tokyo. In 2010, Massari was an artist-in-residence at Fondazione Claudio Buziol in Venice. In 2011, she was an AAA Cercasi Nuovo Artigiano designer-in-residence in Vicenza, Italy.