Bridg­ing Uni­verses

In town to launch the new cre­ations for Lasvit, Hum­berto Cam­pana talks about the key in­spi­ra­tion lead­ing to Fungo’s cre­ation and stay­ing cre­ative in the world of de­sign

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What’s the unique fac­tor about the Fungo lamp (right)?

Fungo was an un­planned cre­ation, an ac­ci­dent in de­sign. We were shoot­ing the video of the mak­ing of Candy in the fac­tory’s base­ment and we no­ticed this old wooden mold. It was very hu­mid and there were mush­room grow­ing on it and it looked so in­ter­est­ing and that stuck in my head. Be­fore we left for Brazil, I sketched some­thing re­ally quick and asked Maxim Velðovský (Lasvit’s art di­rec­tor) if he’d be in­ter­ested in mak­ing it be­fore we flew back to Sao Paulo. I didn’t re­ally think he would take up my re­quest but he did and now we have the Fungo. It’s a hy­bridism be­tween ma­te­ri­als – glass and wood, one cold and one warm. This is ac­tu­ally the first time I’ve seen it in per­son, it’s big­ger than I thought it would be and I’m re­ally proud and happy with it.

Do you con­sider your­self more of an artist or a de­signer?

Hon­estly af­ter 40 years of do­ing what I’ve been do­ing I am not sure what I am any­more, I like to play and visit dif­fer­ent these uni­verses and view them through the eyes of a child.

How do you main­tain that over 40 years? What do you do to keep your­self ex­cited?

I love trav­el­ling, it en­er­gises me. Com­ing into con­tact with other

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