Lucia Massari

Born in Venice in 1983. She lives and works in Venice.

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 2013, she formally moved the studio to Venice. Lucia’s design practice frequently incorporates collaborations with local artisans. Notable projects include the 2015 Marbleabilia Collection, a joint effort with marble company Mandruzzato Marmi e Graniti. 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, Lucia 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.

2017 STRATA, Lucia Massari, SWING Design Gallery, Benevento
2017 Materialia, Curated by SWING Design Gallery, Chiesa di Santa Teresa, Benevento
2017 Morphosis, Curated by Alice Stori Lichtenstain, Schloss Hollenegg, Graz
2017 White flag, Curated by Triennale di Milano/Silvana Annichiarico, Giorgio Camuffo, Triennale di Milano, London
2016 Design under 35 Curated by Triennale di Milano/India design week, NSIC Grounds New Dheli
2016 Operae/designing the future, Curated by Annalisa Rosso, (Piemonte Handmade with SWING Design Gallery), Palazzo Cisterna, Torino
2016 Design under 35, Curated by Triennale di Milano, MARQ museo de architectura y diseno del sociedad centrale de arquitectos, Buenos Aires
2016 White flag, Curated by Triennale di Milano/Silvana Annichiarico, Giorgio Camuffo, London design biennale, Somerset house, London
2016 Slow, Curated by Alice Stori Lichtenstainm, Schloss Hollenegg, Graz
2015 Vienna design week, Curated by Lilli Hollein, Brotfabrik, Wien
2015 From to, Curated by Martino Gamper, Salone del mobile, Galleria secondo me, Milano
2014 Venice stuff, Curated by Kanz architetti, Venezia
2014 Friends/Open on mondays collective, Curated by Lucia Massari/Nina Mrsnik, bi ko fe, Lubjiana
2014 Pop up dom, Curated by pop up dom/Nina Mrsnik, Galleria A+A, Venezia
2014 From/to, Curated by Martino Gamper, Palazzo Caccia Dominioni, Milano
2011 ICA/workshop results show, Member’s room, ICA, London
2011 V&A making, video, V&A, London
2010 Foodmarketo/tea testing, Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion, Barbican Art Gallery, London
2010 BIO Lubjiana design biennale, Residency, Slovenia
2010 Superorganism, Dutch Design week, Eindhoven
2010 Foodmarketo/coffe and friends, Brompton Design District, London design week, London
2010 Venice 2132, Great Western Studios, London design week, London
2010 AAA cercasi nuovo artigiano, Festival dell’artigianato, Palazzo Sturm, Bassano del Grappa
2010 AAA cercasi nuovo artigiano, Festival dell’artigianato, Palazzo Valmarana Braga,Vicenza
2010 Venice 2132, Curated by Fondazione Claudio Buzziol/Martino Gamper, Milano design week/Fuorisalone, Milano
2009 Making Fun Serious, Curated by Yamaha, Chapell of Bond street, London
2009 Royal College of Art final Degree show, London
2009 Making Fun Serious, Curated by Yamaha, Royal College of Art & Yamaha,
CUBE Manchester,Manchester
2008 Crashland, Curated by NoamTuran and Onkar Kular, TRICO gallery, Tokyo
2006 Teach me, Curated by Giorgio Camuffo, Graphic design festival, Magazzini Ligabue, Venezia

2015 Workshop/talk at Free University of Bozen
2014 Workshop “come on Kids” Querini Stampalia Venezia
2011 Etcetera Talk at Brighton graphic design e illustration graduation show
2011 Teaching at pip (pursuing independent path) in collaboration with ICA
2009 Workshop/Talk at Brigton college

2010 Designer in residence, Fondazione Claudio Buzziol, Venezia, Italia
2011 Designer in residence, Cercasi nuovo artigianato, Assosiation with cna Vicenza, Italia
2010 Designer in residence, BIO Lubjiana design biennale, Slovenia