Gabriella Crespi

Elephant sculpture
Gilt metal with murano blown glass produced by Toso and Barovier
Gabriella Crespi

c 1970

Height 16 cm
Celebrated Italian glamazon, “the Greta Garbo of Milan,” whose famous ‘Rising Sun’ collection, coveted ‘Z’ desks and ‘Heron’ sculptures amongst others, sealed her place in the 70’s spotlight as a highly decorative and relevant talent.
One of the few stand-out female designers at the time, she captured the spirit of the decade, when Hollywood chic met disco-de-vivre, through her deeply personal works, attracting high profile commissions around the world.