Gufram POLTRONA

Polyurethane armchair with armrests

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Barolo, Italy
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POLTRONA

Type

Polyurethane armchair with armrests

Materials

Polyurethane (PU)

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Design Year
2014

The Iconical Collection presents those pieces that interpret and keep alive and throbbing the desecrating spirit of radical design. It's masterpieces of Italian design that have already gotten into the collective imagination, as well as new domestic sculptures that - language and identity-wise - show  elective affinity with those products that are displayed in the most important museums in the world. These pieces of interior design - realised exclusively by hand - represent the magical encounter between art and design that is part of Gufram's DNA.

A totemic and symbolic seat, Poltrona is a domestic throne that lives of the contrast between the lightness of polyurethane and the "true-fake" Carrara marble finish: an optical illusion, a tactile short-circuit that is possible only thanks to Guflac, the particular paint patented by Gufram that makes it possible to make polyurethane look like leather while maintaining its flexibility and softness. Poltrona is decorated entirely by hand and only the experience of Gufram's artisans can create a finish that is perfectly similar to real marble, even if it weighs only 50 Kg.

TECHNICAL INFO

Armchair of soft polyurethane, finished and decorated by hand with Guflac.

DID YOU KNOW
1.     It comes from a unique piece made for the cover of an issue of Casabella in 1974.
2.     Designed by the famous designer and architect Alessandro Mendini.
3.     The Black & Gold edition was  sold out in a year.
4.     On the occasion of Gufram's 50th birthday, a special edition in "true-fake" Carrara marble was produced.
5.     The decoration is made entirely by hand; this is why each Poltrona is a unique piece.
6.     The marble effect looks so real because it is made with Guflac, the particular paint patented by Gufram that makes it possible to make polyurethane look like leather while maintaining its softness.
7.     It is the lightest marble armchair in the world. It weighs only 50Kg.
8.     It was the protagonist of a retrospective about Mendini in Korea which was visited by 100,000 people.
9.     It looks so like marble as to have fooled the hauler of a famous museum: worried about its weight, he had foreseen the use of a crane to move it.

Further info from manufacturer on POLTRONA
Dimensions
153x130x80 cm , ~50 kg | 60,2x51,2x31,5 in, ~110 lb
Dimensions POLTRONA

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