Meet the Designer: Giovanni Erbabianca
Giovanni Erbabianca is an eco-designer who lives and creates lights sculputures in Florence. During the years he has specialized in planning and realizing bright sculptures for inner spaces: those lights can be created following the client’s needs, keeping a personal style, they are realized after carefully studying the inner environment where to place the art piece, sensibility and taste of his clients.
Peculiar to Giovanni’s creations is to reuse and savage materials and disposed and dismissed objects, he does this because at the basis of his work there is the will to contribute to reduce the environmental pollution, to increase the energy save. Thru his works he actually operates in a creative way the recycling culture: he gives life back to consummated objects, wastes become a new material before getting to be a new product to create, in Giovanni’s work, eco-design furnishing objects.
The aim is to create a unique bright sculpture, giving a strong visual impact to the environment to be furnished.
Although the choice of materials, colors, size and dimensions of the final sculpture, always the result of his individual sensitivity, he tries to establish a emphatic relation and cultural exchange with his customer, so to create an art piece that mirrors somehow the customer’s soul and personality and the place to furnish.
From the beginning of 2000 he intensified his activity receiving a lot of public and private commissions. At the same time, his presence at exhibitions of artisanal Florentine art and national artistic events, increased. Among those exhibitions we would like to recall: Art Tour – O by “Palazzo Coveri” in Firenze (2005), Preciuos Wastesi – Il Nouveau Réalisme and the contemporary culture, held in Florence by “Palazzo Strozzi” e Tuscia Electa – contemporary art in the Chianti region (2006).
In the occasion of the Florentine Summer Giovanni Erbabianca created the installation G8 for the fountain in Piazza Ghiberti in Florence. In 2008 he joined the public event Fragile, by the City Hall of Siena, and one of his work took part of the permanent collection of the company Quadrifoglio S.p.A of Firenze.
He was awarded by the critics and received few reviews from the most important national newspapers: Panorama, Repubbica, La Nazione, Il Manifesto. In order to maintain his social commitment and to offer his creative abilities, he has worked by laboratories of Environmental Education, promoted and organized by the City Hall of Florence.
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