Large and rare ‘Fungo’ table lamp from the Rising Sun Series with lacquered bamboo strips and polished brass details on dome shade atop elegant flared brass base in a brushed gold finish, Italy, 1970s. Impressed with facsimile signature and artist’s cipher to shade and base ‘Gabriella Crespi’. This is the largest model of this bamboo ‘Fungo’ table lamp series and is a striking and iconic example of Crespi’s deft use of natural material to beautifully create organic lighting pieces. Gabriella Crespi adorned her own Milan apartment with a version of this large ‘Fungo’ table lamp (see last image).
Fully restored and rewired to U.S. standards.
Patrick Favardin and Guy Bloch-Champfort, Les décorateurs des années 60-70, Paris, 2007, p. 148
“De paille et de bamboo”, Maison & Jardin, no. 246, September 1978, pp. 94, 95
Gabriella Crespi: Il segno e lo spirito: mobili, plurimi, sculture e gioielli, exhibition catalogue, Palazzo Reale, September 24, 2011 – October 16, 2011, Milan, 2011, p. 113 for similar model
“Bamboo and wicker set the luxurious scene”, House & Garden, no. 341, July-August 1979, p. 95 for similar model
“Structure Lumineuses, Éléments de Décor”, L’Œil, no. 280, November 1978, p. 46 for a similar example