Pietro Derossi, Giorgio Ceretti, Ricardo Rosso
Functional pop is the collection of products with the same Gufram ironic and irreverent spirit but has a stronger functional attitude. Functional pop items can be tailored by choice or on request in more colors and finishes according to different style needs. Their versatility and lightness allows you to have them coexist together in different locations with specific needs: from the interior decoration of a house to those of a hotel, to external spaces, without renouncing to Gufram's original touch.
Designed at the end of the Sixties, Torneraj is a seat with a revolutionary spirit that seeks tear and wear; we need to use it to discover its real essence. As a matter of fact, the repetitive use of Torneraj will create cracks on the surface of the seat, which will give it added value with the passing of time. Realized in polyurethane foam covered with Guflac, Torneraj doesn't look like a seat, but becomes one with one's body weight, thus playing on the ambiguity form-function, which has always been one of Gufram's distinctive traits.
Seat in soft polyurethane, hand finished with Guflac.
DID YOU KNOW
It is part of the permanent collection at MoMA in New York.
In America it is known as “You'll Come Back”, which is the literal translation of “tornerai”.
The hole in the backrest works as a discharge for the weight of the body, as well as a handle to move it around the room.
The chequered pattern, typical of radical design, represents infinity.
In the folly of radical design years, we remember spotted and zebra-striped pieces!
The surface, with tear and wear, will have cracks, which will add value to it.