21/11/2019 - MAgriTTA
is a sculptural iconic furniture, homage to Surrealism.
The green apple and the black bowler hat
, recurrent figurative elements in the works of René Magritte, are assembled by the visionary imagination of Sebastián Matta
into a new disruptive and unique seat designed for Gufram
Playing with the unexpected association
– an apple in a hat? – and with the dimensional estrangement – an apple which is as big as a hat or a hat which is a small as an apple? – Matta is able to translate the deception, the joke and the illusion of Magritte's works into a design object.
The structured hat
works as a capsule for the apple
, made of soft polyurethane foam
and upholstered with elastic bouclé wool, and becomes a comfortable and soft seat.
The name MagriTTA – written with the distinctive use of upper and lower case letters, combines the surnames Matta and Magritte, thus amplifying the homage of a great artist to another great artist.
Through the re-edition of MagriTTA Gufram continues its path to valorisation and reclamation of international radical design icons
, thus positioning itself at the centre of the rediscovery of this essential movement for the history of industrial design.
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