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Studio 65 Sofas

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Every so often a company produces a design so iconic that it comes to symbolize its entire history. For Studio 65, the Italian avant-garde design collective cofounded by Franco Audrito, Piero Gatti and others, this was the Bocca sofa — alternatively known as the “lips sofa,” “red lip sofa,” “Dalí sofa” or Marilyn sofa.”

Studio 65’s lip-shaped seat — modeled after a singular feature from Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí’s portrait of Mae West — became a design icon shortly after its release in 1970 and remains a beloved collector’s item today. The Bocca symbolizes Studio 65’s playful, subversive approach to design. The collective took shape in Turin in 1965 with the goal of avant-garde experimentation. The group would eventually grow to comprise artists, designers and poets, including Roberta Garosci, Enzo Bertone, Paolo Morello and Paolo Rondelli. It would also play a central role in the Italian Radical design movement, the practitioners of which found inspiration in ​Pop art, minimalism and Arte Povera.

The Bocca sofa was born of one of Audrito’s earliest commissions — to design a gym in Milan — which he accepted just a year after graduating from architecture school. The collective enlisted Italian manufacturer Gufram, a firm at the forefront of Italian Radical design, to create a bold red sofa in the shape of plump lips; it was dubbed Marilyn after Ms. Monroe and was an instant sensation when installed at the fitness center.

Studio 65 would follow this with the also iconic Capitello side chair (another Gufram collaboration, now in the permanent collection at The Met), whose reimagining of a decapitated marble classical architectural column in squishy foam was an on-the-nose expression of the group’s pushback to traditional design. It’s a nod they iterated with the Attica coffee table, whose form appears sliced from an oversize column.

Though Studio 65 still operates as an architecture studio under the leadership of Audrito today, the original collective broke up in the late 1970s, making its output from the past decade sought-after fodder for collectors of postmodern, Radical and Italian design.

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Creator: Studio 65
“Bocca” Sofa by Studio 65 for Edra, Italy, 1999
By Studio 65, Edra
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A 1990s “Bocca” sofa designed by Studio 65 and manufactured by Edra in Italy. The Bocca Sofa, also known as the Lips Sofa, is a design icon that has gained international fame for ...
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1990s Italian Studio 65 Sofas

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GUFRAM Bocca Couch in Fire Red by Studio 65
By Gufram Furniture, Studio 65
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram's. This sensual couch, which is ideal for a tête-à-tête, has entered the collective imagination on par with Andy Warhol's works, as well as other pop art masterpieces...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Classic Red, by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence that it was photographed by important photographers such as David La Chapelle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Limited Edition Gufram Bocca Sofa by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Born to satisfy the demand of a private customer, it’s been featured since then on dedicated - but not only - magazine covers, and it is still displayed in the most unconventional ho...
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2010s Italian Studio 65 Sofas

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Wool

Iconic Studio 65 'Bocca' Lip Sofa in Red Upholstery
By Studio 65, Edra
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio 65 for Edra, sofa model 'Bocca', red fabric, metal frame, foam, Italy, design 1972, manufactured 1999 The Studio 65 'Bocca' sofa by Gufram is an icon of postmodern furniture design. Studio 65 created this special shaped sofa as an hommage to Salvador Dalí's sofa from 1930. Dalí attributed the sofa to Mae West whereas Studio 65 attributed it to Marilyn Monroe. This edition is for Edra, and has only been produced for a short period between 1999-2000. In postwar Italy, Studio 65 was founded in 1965 by the architecture students Franco Audrito and Piero Gatti...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Studio 65 Sofas

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Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Yellow, by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence that it was photographed by important photographers such as David La Chapelle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Red, by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence that it was photographed by important photographers such as David La Chapelle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Limited Edition Gufram Bocca Sofa by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Born to satisfy the demand of a private customer, it’s been featured since then on dedicated - but not only - magazine covers, and it is still displayed in the most unconventional ho...
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2010s Italian Studio 65 Sofas

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Wool

Customizable Gufram Bocca Sofa by Studio 65
By Gufram Furniture, Studio 65
Located in New York, NY
Born to satisfy the demand of a private customer, it’s been featured since then on dedicated - but not only - magazine covers, and it is still displayed in the most unconventional ho...
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2010s Italian Studio 65 Sofas

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Wool

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Cherry, by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Customizable Gufram Bocca Sofa by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Born to satisfy the demand of a private customer, it’s been featured since then on dedicated - but not only - magazine covers, and it is still displayed in the most unconventional ho...
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2010s Italian Studio 65 Sofas

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Wool

Customizable Gufram Bocca Sofa by Studio 65
By Gufram Furniture, Studio 65
Located in New York, NY
Born to satisfy the demand of a private customer, it’s been featured since then on dedicated - but not only - magazine covers, and it is still displayed in the most unconventional ho...
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2010s Italian Studio 65 Sofas

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Wool

Customizable Gufram Bocca Sofa by Studio 65
By Gufram Furniture, Studio 65
Located in New York, NY
Born to satisfy the demand of a private customer, it’s been featured since then on dedicated - but not only - magazine covers, and it is still displayed in the most unconventional ho...
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2010s Italian Studio 65 Sofas

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Wool

Customizable Gufram Bocca Sofa by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Born to satisfy the demand of a private customer, it’s been featured since then on dedicated - but not only - magazine covers, and it is still displayed in the most unconventional ho...
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2010s Italian Studio 65 Sofas

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Wool

Customizable Gufram Bocca Sofa by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Born to satisfy the demand of a private customer, it’s been featured since then on dedicated - but not only - magazine covers, and it is still displayed in the most unconventional houses in the world, and in the important museums around the globe. We’re talking about Bocca, the famous red sofa shaped as giant lips. Getting their inspiration from the 1935 Portrait of Mae West by surreal artist Dalì, as well as from the hot red lips of Hollywood stars, Studio 65 architects achieved a masterpiece destined to become an object of cult. Pop DNA, a sensual and provocative soul, feminine and elegant aspect. Bocca is among the most sought-after, loved, and imitated products of home furniture. The 1970 original is exclusively by Gufram. Since 2008 Bocca comes in two new versions: Dark Lady e Pink Lady. The first - rebellious, all black and with an oversize piercing - is the transgressive interpretation, with a marked gothic inclination. Voluptuous and of great impact, Dark lady shows its rock spirit. The other version, Pink Lady, comes with a new lipstick of a more glamorous and fashionable colour - fuchsia - which makes it a settee that is even more the object of talk; the ideal setting for a spectacular glittery modernity. To celebrate its first 50 years of work in 2016, Gufram introduces a special limited series of only fifty Bocca sofas...
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2010s Italian Studio 65 Sofas

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Wool

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Rice, by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Customizable Gufram Bocca Sofa by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Born to satisfy the demand of a private customer, it’s been featured since then on dedicated - but not only - magazine covers, and it is still displayed in the most unconventional ho...
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2010s Italian Studio 65 Sofas

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Wool

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Pumpkin, by Studio 65
By Gufram Furniture, Studio 65
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Oatmeal, by Studio 65
By Gufram Furniture, Studio 65
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram, Dark Lady Lip-shaped Sofa with Removable Chromed Piercing By Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
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2010s Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Chrome

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Apple, by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence that it was photographed by important photographers such as David La Chapelle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Grass, by Studio 65
By Gufram Furniture, Studio 65
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Blue, by Studio 65
By Gufram Furniture, Studio 65
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Black, by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Chocolate, by Studio 65
By Gufram Furniture, Studio 65
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Sky, by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Forest, by Studio 65
By Gufram Furniture, Studio 65
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Midnight, by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Apricot, by Studio 65
By Gufram Furniture, Studio 65
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Artic, by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence that it was photographed by important photographers such as David La Chapelle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Steel, by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram Special Colors Bocca Unlimited by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Bocca revolutionizes its image: 25 new colors dye Gufram’s iconic lips, which for the occasion are dressed up in an unprecedented, more mater...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Wool

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Biscuit, by Studio 65
By Gufram Furniture, Studio 65
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Wine, by Studio 65
By Gufram Furniture, Studio 65
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

In Stock Gufram, 'Bocca Unlimited' Lip-Shaped Sofa, 335-Ivory, by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence that it was photographed by important photographers such as David La Chapelle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Sapphire, by Studio 65
By Gufram Furniture, Studio 65
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence that it was photographed by important photographers such as David La Chapelle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Walnut, by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence that it was photographed by important photographers such as David La Chapelle...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

GUFRAM Dark Lady Couch by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram's. This sensual couch, which is ideal for a tête-à-tête, has entered the collective imagination on par with Andy Warhol's wo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Other

GUFRAM Pink Lady Couch by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram's. This sensual couch, which is ideal for a tête-à-tête, has entered the collective imagination on par with Andy Warhol's works, as well as other pop art masterpieces...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

Materials

Other

Gufram, 'Bocca Unlimited' Lip-Shaped Sofa, 335-Ivory, by Studio 65
By Gufram Furniture, Studio 65
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram, 'Bocca Unlimited', Lip-Shaped Sofa, 539-Navy Blue, by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram Standard Colors Bocca Unlimited by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Bocca revolutionizes its image: 25 new colors dye Gufram’s iconic lips, which for the occasion are dressed up in an unprecedented, more mater...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Wool

Gufram, 'Bocca Unlimited' Lip-Shaped Sofa, 810-Cream, by Studio 65
By Studio 65, Gufram Furniture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
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2010s Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram, 'Bocca Unlimited' Lip-Shaped Sofa, 721-Grey, by Studio 65
By Gufram Furniture, Studio 65
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence that it was photographed by important photographers such as David La Chapelle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery

Gufram Boccadoro Couch in Gold by Studio 65
By Gufram Furniture, Studio 65
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram's. This sensual couch, which is ideal for a tête-à-tête, has entered the collective imagination on par with Andy Warhol's works, as well as other pop art masterpieces...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Studio 65 Sofas

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Studio 65 sofas for sale on 1stDibs.

Studio 65 sofas are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of fabric and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Studio 65 sofas, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 3 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 43 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original sofas by Studio 65 were created in the modern style in italy during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider sofas by Gufram Furniture, Driade, and Amura. Prices for Studio 65 sofas can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $4,950 and can go as high as $15,373, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,800.

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