Lucia Massari is a glass artist. 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.
Massari's background in illustrator/fine arts helped develop her aesthetic, the passion of colours and shapes that most of the time teeter between two and three dimensions.
But Massari's true passion, glass, really comes from the place where she was raised and lives now, Venice. Hearing stories about glass throughout her childhood (her grandfather was an early designer in his own furnace) and seeing glass in every corner, really built up a strong connection with this material, so much so, Massari can say she has glass in her blood.
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 been exhibited at Victoria & Albert Museum in London and Trico Gallery in Tokyo, and featured in Architectural Digest magazine. 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.