Fernando Campana and Humberto Campana - Design Masters New York Monday, December 12, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Campana Brothers, Complete Works (So Far), New York, 2010, pp. 212–240 for a discussion of their designs cased in wicker

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Esmeralda,” a unique hanging light, comprising hand-blown colored glass encased in wicker, derives from Fernando and Humberto Campana’s earlier TransPlastic series (2007) which combined repurposed objects—plastic chairs, tables, tires—wrapped in woven natural fibers, a comment on the “invasion of plastic,”¹ and a celebration of Brazilian weaving traditions. The series marked a return of sorts for Fernando, who had woven wicker baskets after graduating from law school.

    1. Darrin Alfred in Complete Works (So Far), 2010, pp. 214–232

    Phillips de Pury & Company would like to thank Estudio Campana for their assistance in cataloguing this lot.



Unique “Esmeralda” ceiling light

Colored glass, wicker, rope.
62 in. (157.5 cm) drop
Produced by Venini, Italy. Together with a certificate of authenticity from Venini.

$30,000 - 40,000 

Design Masters

13 December 2011
New York