Simplicity, lightness, emotion, invention. The simplicity of making things with less, the lightness of the ephemeral, the emotion of communicating through light, invention as a kind of magic. This is the alphabet behind the lighting creations of Davide Groppi, and Origine – a new entry for 2020 – is no exception to the rule. A steel base, a long stem in fiberglass and a linear LED module running upward permit the gentle, discreet indirect light to “sprout” and grow from the ground to the sky, to use the metaphor chosen by its designer. As in many other projects (Infinito, Sampei or Masai, for example), in Origine the form is slimmed to leave only a subtle luminous trail: “a sign, almost a spatial concept,” says Davide Groppi, perhaps inspired by the “Spatial Concepts” of Lucio Fontana that were also the “source” for the invention of Infinito in 2016. Origine, Groppi adds, is not an accent light but a lamp that adapts to indoor and outdoor spaces, like gardens, courtyards and facades, bringing out a sense of depth.