Architect, designer, painter, sculptor and graphic designer Mauro Lovi was born in Lucca in 1953, where he worked since the 1970s. For some years he collaborated on Gianni Pettena’s works and exhibitions. He graduated with Adolfo Natalini in Architecture in Florence. In 1986 he took part in the exhibition La mossa del cavallo curated by Vanni Pasca in Madrid, Frankfurt and other cities. Since the 1990s he has collaborated with companies on the design of objects and furniture, and he is responsible for the graphic image of companies and institutions. In 2005 he published La casa nella scatola, a book produced for Comieco with an introduction by Philippe Daverio. In 2009, with Isa Tutino Vercelloni and Antonia Iannone, he curated the exhibition “Arte del Quotidiano, between art and design” at the Fondazione Ragghianti, where he was co-author in 2015 of the exhibition Creativa Produzione on design in Tuscany. His works can be found in numerous private collections or in institutions: the Museum of Portofino Park and in public spaces: the Naiadi fountain with bronze inserts in Piazza Cutuma, Andria; Oltremare, a bronze figure and large stone boat, on the seafront in Savelletri, Brindisi; and the sculpture complex on San Francesco bronze, olive trees and stone Ferrandina, Matera. In 2017 he was invited to the exhibition Quasi segreti, curated by Beppe Finessi, at the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Ragghianti Foundation in Lucca.