The table lamp Amanita is another masterpiece, which emerged in cooperation between the brothers Campana and the company Alessi. The lamp consists of Rattan and it is equipped with a cable switch that adjusts the light in three steps.
”The brothers Campana and the company Alessi look back to a seven-years cooperation, rich of challenges and successes. In this collection, the designers present “Amanita”, a lamp whose name leans on the famous fly agarics: a unique structure of interwoven fibers forms the softly outwards growing stem, 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 was developed during years of fascination for wicker cradle as design material, which has already been a focus for the Campana brothers in the 90s and that often appeared in their works. The “Shark Chair” (2000) and the collection “TransPlastic” (2007) are the most surprising examples for this occupation. Thanks to its elastic quality, wicker braiding can be formed to organic forms that instantly offer a contemporaneous aura to the design. “Amanita” is a new expression of the challenge of creating a unique design which would convince by design and poetry at the same time. Thereby Alessi again achieved in keeping the handicraft charm.” Studio Fratelli Campana
The table lamp Amanita by the Campana brothers is hand braided. Its form reminds of the elegant shade of the fly agarics (lat. Amanita). The soft, indirect light which passes through the braided 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 the selection between three different light combinations.
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