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Massimiliano De Giovanni is a sculptor who for more than 20 years has been passionately working the Lecce limestone, in his hometown Lecce. Graduated as Master of Arts at the Pellegrino Institute of Lecce, being a learner of such sculptors as Marcello Gennari and Vito Russo, in his works Massimiliano refers to the traditions of his home territory and, applying simple shapes, soft curves and great attention to detail, creates unique and fascinating pieces of art. Together with Ilaria Onze, he carries on the studio in the downtown of Lecce, offering decorative accessories and handmade lamps, always novel and original.

Lecce limestone

It is a limestone (called leccisu in local dialect) derived from underground, from huge open-pit mining of up to 50 meters depth, spread throughout the territory of Salento, a large area in southern Apulia. White or pale yellow, this rock is compact and fine-grained; its workability has been widely used for centuries for making decorative elements in art and architecture, achieving its supreme beauty in the Baroque period. In fact, exactly this stone shapes the landscape all along the Salento region and communicates warmth and the Mediterranean atmosphere, so typical to Southern Italy.

Why we like them

Lecce limestone is a “hot” and attractive rock that thanks to the expertise of Massimiliano gets transformed into furnishings and home décor accessories, so appealing due to their linearity and softness. Massimiliano is not only a craftsman, but also a designer, and above all a sculptor: this mix of skills and knowledge enables him to make the most out of properties of this material, its characteristics and colour.

Creations of Mi Piace by Artefare

CIDRO – Table Lamp
CIDRO – Table Lamp

Artisan: Mi piace by Artefare

 Processing area: Lecce – Salento peninsula, Apulia, Italy

Delivery: within 3 weeks

A graceful table lamp with diffused light made of high quality Lecce limestone, designed to create a mix of natural touch and elegant, gallery-like feel.



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KOSMO – Centerpiece
KOSMO – Centerpiece

Artisan: Mi piace by Artefare

 Processing area: Lecce – Salento peninsula, Apulia, Italy

Delivery: within 3 weeks

An elegant centrepiece plate made of high quality Lecce limestone.



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MIALO’ I – Table Lamp
MIALO’ I – Table Lamp

Artisan: Mi piace by Artefare

 Processing area: Lecce – Salento peninsula, Apulia, Italy

Delivery: within 3 weeks

A versatile and soft-line table lamp with diffused light made of high quality Lecce limestone.



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SCIUMBEO – Wall Lamp shade
SCIUMBEO – Wall Lamp shade

Artisan: Mi piace by Artefare

 Processing area: Lecce – Salento peninsula, Apulia, Italy

Delivery: within 3 weeks

An elegant semi-circular wall lamp shade for wall lamp, made of high quality Lecce limestone with the light diffused in up and down directions.


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  • Region: Apulia
  • Processing area: Lecce - Salento peninsula
  • Material: Lecce limestone
  • Origin of the material: Lecce - Salento peninsula