What’s a Mushroom Lamp?
Ultimately Nest Casa’s favorite 1970s mushroom lamp was designed by Gabriella Crespi in 1970. Crespi, who married into the aristocratic Crespi family who owns Corriere della Sera, an Italian daily newspaper, was known for exceptional taste and modern designs of furniture, sculpture, and jewelry. She designed the iconic Fungo lamp in 1970 and continued with iterations of it until 1976. It would become one of her most notable design contributions.
Despite its previous popularity, Vico Magistretti’s 1977 Atollo lamp became the mushroom table lamp archetype. Not to mention it won a prestigious Compasso d’Oro in 1979. Its stark, geometric components – a cylinder, cone, and hemisphere – demonstrate how simple shapes can create a design icon.