Gabriella Crespi 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, Italy, 1970s. Impressed with facsimile signature and artist’s cipher to shade Gabriella Crespi. This bamboo Fungo table lamp is a striking example of Crespi’s deft use of natural material to beautifully create organic lighting pieces. Crespi adorned her own Milan apartment with a version of this larger Fungo table lamp (see last image). Fully restored and rewired to U.S. standards with dimmer switch and cloth cord.
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