Made in the Shade, Gump’s first-ever benefit, was a runway success. The fashion show and display of one-of-a-kind lampshades delighted the crowd, who were generous with their applause and their bidding paddles. The illuminati who created the shades turned up their brain-bulbs to create witty, wacky, and wow-able art. The gumparazzi wore all black. His Elegance, emcee Willie Brown, Jr., sported a crisp pocket square. The evening supports a newly endowed scholarship to the California College of the Arts. What a bright idea!
The Reading Lamp.
Kit Hinrichs. The artist’s montage combines texts from the Bible to biographies, from newspapers to novels – shedding light on the notion that lamps have illuminated stories for centuries.
Amy Lau Design. It’s crystal-clear that Amy is fascinated with mineralogy. The shade provides ambient lighting that looks like a crystal lit from within. Very lovely gray matter indeed.
Ken Fulk Design by Brian Anderson. Deyrolle is the famed Parisian taxidermist. Ken Fulk Design’s aesthetic embraces taxidermy, skins, hides and all things once living. Scene here: Not a fez, but a pheasant.