Mariví Calvo

Mariví Calvo (Valencia, 1960) holds a degree in Art History and Fine Arts. She continued her post-graduate studies at the Pratt Institute, New York, specialising in the collagraph technique. From 1986 to 1992 she exhibited her art on both sides of the Atlantic basing her studio in New york, Madrid and Paris. When in Paris in 1991 she began to write and work on “The Kitchen Woman” a surrealist dance performance in which she worked on the costumes and set design and whose results also gave her a large amount of source material for subsequent art exhibitions using a mixed technique of photography on canvas paintings. In 1994 she co-founded Luzifer Lamps along with Sandro Tothill, a company making handmade wood veneer lighting fixtures. Since then she manages the company with the help of Sandro and has developed and directs all aspects of the creative art department of the company. She has designed some of the companies more emblematic lighting fixtures, such as The Totem, The Cosmos, The Guijarros and the Gea collections, as well as been responsible for the design of all the company’s exhibits and with the help of Lekuonastudio creates the company’s prize winning campaigns.