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.
Exhibited for the first time at the Triennale in Milano in 1968, Sassi became one of the symbols of Gufram's naturalistic inspirations and of the "true-fake" concept, which can be found in many of its products. The stones – the largest is a pouf; the small ones ornamental elements – are aesthetically faithfully reproduced, but lose their weight and known characteristics thanks to the use of a light material such as polyurethane. It's a tactile short-circuit, which is an integral part of Gufram's philosophy.
Pouf and ornamental elements in soft polyurethane, finished and decorated by hand with Guflac.
DID YOU KNOW
1. They were exhibited for the first time on the Grand Staircase at the Triennale in Milano in 1968.
2. It's the first Gufram project to leverage on the juxtaposition light/heavy and natural/artificial.
3. You can find them in the permanent collection at MoMA in New York.
4. Each stone had a different finish and all are realized by hand.
5. Like in nature, each stone is different from another, because it was finished entirely by hand.
6. It is a seat, but also an ornamental element as well as a surreal piece.