MarcantonioRaimondi Malerba the artist-designer who tells the animal world through his works with a single direction: poetry. He was born in 1976 in Massa Lombarda (Ravenna) but has practically always been a proud citizen of Cesena. As an artist he has always had a passion for the relationship between man and nature, and one fine day, thanks to a magnetic presence, luck and extreme taste, he became one of the most famous Italian designers abroad.
Small sculptures with a more practical than ever function of illuminating environments. But although market logic tells him to continue with compact objects accessible to everyone, Marcantonio can only follow his instinct. And instinct sooner or later takes him back to the laboratory.
He attended the Art Institute and the Academy of Fine Arts. Just graduated he begins to work in the theater scene and collaborating with architects on projects. Soon he begins to create unique pieces of design in parallel with a production of art, but step by step the two careers are beginning to become contaminated. So its design is enriched with artistic concepts. For over 10 years he worked for private or local public realizes. Connections between Man and Nature are his favorite theme; interpreting both dynamics and beauties of nature; showing Man’s attitude affecting the original. He loves thinking about his work as a direct continuation of what he used to do when he was a child, playing with everything he finds, and create what his mind imagined. Actually, looking for the aesthetic component and concept takes ideas from the same sources he created while playing, daydreaming with everything that normally surrounds him. He learned from Art how an idea could be elegant, that’s why he’s always looking for pure concepts and summary.
“I never give up irony; the irony is a serious matter. If a good idea is even fun, I cannot resist to realize it” Marcantonio.