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GUFRAM Capitello Chaise Lounge by Studio 65

$7,620.31 per item

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The chaise loungeCapitello is contemporary archaeological finds that can be left out in the weather thanks to a particular finish which is suited also to outdoor use. Or displayed in museums like the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The appearance of this monumental triptyque simulates the aspect of the marble of the Parthenon and is in contrast with the softness and lightness of polyurethane, which guarantees comfort and ergonomics. Limited edition 1/500. Production lead times are often flexible and stock levels vary. Please inquire for current availability. Materials: Seats in soft polyurethane finished by hand with Guflac Ultra. Dimensions: 120 x 110 x 82 cm.

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Details

  • Creator
    GUFRAM Furniture (Manufacturer),Studio 65 (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 43.31 in. (110 cm)Width: 47.25 in. (120 cm)Depth: 32.29 in. (82 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
  • Estimated Production Time
    11-12 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    La Morra, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: G041001stDibs: LU4339113270182

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    Ships From: La Morra, Italy
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Studio 65

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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