The iconic Murano mushroom lamp we love
It is not to be missed with its sweet shape that attracts worldwide attention. The lamp that looks like a sponge and has become popular for that very reason. We can not get enough of the iconic Murano mushroom lamp, so we think it deserves a proper presentation.
Who designed the Murano mushroom lamp?
Mario Gambaro and Bruno Poggi are the ones we have to thank for the beautiful lamp. The two Italians designed the lamp under the name Gambaro e Poggi for Vetri back in the 1970s with a view to creating a different lamp that could stand in the home of those who would appreciate having such a beautiful, artistic table lamp standing. Incidentally, it was only made in a limited number.
How do you recognize a Murano mushroom?
The mushroom table lamp is an exclusive affair as it is vintage condition and it requires an incredible craft to make the lamp. The recognizable mushroom table lamp is mouth-blown in just a single piece of glass, which most people can probably imagine requires both effort and a skilled craft to shape. In addition to the shape, there is usually a swirl pattern, which is twisted in the glass to be made and decorate the glass. The pattern is an absolute delight to the eye when it is lit, and it only gets better because the pattern can usually be felt when the hands are allowed to over the glass. So it is a table lamp that speaks to the senses.
The mushroom lamp is one that requires a lot of work and good craftsmanship to shape, and we can emphasize this by saying that it takes 10 years for the glassblower behind to be in master teaching and working with Murano glass. It takes a long time to master the craft, and most glass techniques require an enormous amount of precision and practice. Some Murano techniques take a long time to work with before the result is complete. That's why a Murano mushroom lamp, and Murano glass in general, is a costly affair to deal with, but it's also what we appreciate about Murano lamps.
Mushroom lamp in beautiful shades
If you have fallen for a mushroom table lamp, you have probably also fallen for the beautiful colors the lamp is available in, but they can be hard to get your fingers in. A strong pink or blue colored lamp can make anyone happy. The strong colors of the lamps attract attention, whether you see them in the living room or in your feed on Instagram, where the lamp also abounds. The colors are made of minerals which are added to the glass. If the color is not you, then the mushroom lamp is also available in white, which neither makes the lamp less interesting nor boring to look at.
The next time you see a vintage Murano mushroom lamp, you now know what craftsmanship is behind it and that the lamp draws both history and nostalgia into the living room. To the question why the mushroom lamp is still popular today so many years later, we must answer that it can do more than just provide light. A vintage lamp always brings history with it, and it provides food for thought.
There are many reasons to love the iconic table lamp from Murano in Italy, and we can not get our hands down when we see one. We will continue to love the lamp for many years to come.