Born in 1922, Italian artist and designer Gabriella Crespi moved effortlessly among both European royalty and the Hollywood jet set. Throughout her extraordinary career in the design world, her glamour and sophisticated sense of style made her a muse to the fashion designer Valentino, and brought the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Gianni Versace, and Hubert de Givenchy into her social circle.
Crespi’s artistic, bohemian vision and her love of travel is captured in GUBI’s Bohemian 72 collection, brought to life under license from her design archives. Crespi’s goal was to create a flexible rattan seating collection that feels equally at home in the city or the country, at the seaside or high on a mountain slope, breaking down the distinctions between interior and exterior wherever it was placed. Her great ambition she once said was to create ‘a house of the sun’ – a space that radiated warmth, light and sophistication.