The table lamp Amanita is another masterpiece that emerged through a cooperation between the Campana brothers and the Alessi company. The lamp consists of rattan and is equipped with a cable switch that adjusts the light in three steps.
”The brothers Campana and the company Alessi look back on a seven-year cooperation that was rich in challenges and successes. In this collection, the designers present “Amanita”, a lamp whose name stems from the famous fly agaric: a unique structure of interwoven fibres form the stem that softly grows outwards and whose head throws a wide shadow. The diffuse light shines through the whole object and creates a warm, soft atmosphere. The form of this lamp resulted from years of fascination with wicker as design material, which had already been a focus for the Campana brothers in the 1990s and often appeared in their work. The “Shark Chair” (2000) and the collection “TransPlastic” (2007) are the most surprising examples of this preoccupation. Thanks to its elastic quality, wicker can be formed into organic shapes that give the craft a contemporary aura through the design. “Amanita” is a new expression of the challenge of creating a unique design which convinces both through design and poetry. Hereby Alessi has again succeeded in keeping the artisanal charm.”Studio Fratelli Campana
The table lamp Amanita by the Campana brothers is hand-woven with rattan. Its form resembles the elegant umbrella of the fly agaric (Lat. Amanita). The soft, indirect light which passes through the woven work generates a suggestive effect with small light beams that create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Amanita possesses two illuminants (fluorescent illuminants of the energy saving class A / E27 socket), one in the base and the other one in the head; they can be turned on separately and allow a selection between three different light combinations.