A small laboratory in the historic center of Piacenza: this is the first place where the company saw the light, at the end of the Eighties. Over time, it has become known all over the world thanks to an entrepreneurial ambition that has led it to excel in planning and design. The brand produces lamps of great artistic inspiration, which today illuminate projects furnished by De Padova, Boffi, Paola Lenti and Christofle, as well as the restaurants of starred chefs: Albert Adrià, Massimo Bottura, Massimiliano Alajmo, Moreno Cedroni, Carlo Cracco, Gennaro Esposito, Giancarlo Perbellini, Ciccio Sultano and many others. Among the awards received by the brand: in 2011, for the Sampei lamp; the Design Plus Award, in 2014, for the Neuro lamp; the double XXIII ADI Compasso d'Oro, in 2014, for the Nulla and Sampei lamps; the ADI Compasso d'Oro Honorable Mention in Tetatet, in 2016. The ADI Compasso d'Oro award is considered the most historic and prestigious design award in the world. Since June 2019, Sampei has been lighting the Studio at the Stained Glass Window of the President of the Republic, as part of the "Quirinale Contemporaneo" project.