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GUFRAM Bocca Couch in Fire Red by Studio 65

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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 and represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. Soft and welcoming thanks to its look and the soft polyurethane it is made of, Bocca was on exhibit in the most important museums in the world, such as the Louvre, the Museum of Applied Art and Science in Sydney, and the Design Museum in Monaco. Limited edition 1/1000. Materials: Couch in soft polyurethane covered with cloth. Dimensions: 212 x 80 x 85 cm. Part of Gufram's Iconical collection.

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Details

  • Creator
    GUFRAM Furniture (Manufacturer),Studio 65 (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 33.47 in. (85 cm)Width: 83.47 in. (212 cm)Depth: 31.5 in. (80 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
    7-8 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    La Morra, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: G061001stDibs: LU4339113271322

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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 Design

Bocca Sofa

Designed by Studio 65
First imagined as a statement piece for an upscale fitness center in Milan, the lip-shaped Bocca sofa — designed by Studio 65 architect Franco Audrito (b. 1943) in 1970 — has a delightfully dizzying history. The piece was inspired by an erotic, ruby-red-colored life-size sculpture that surrealist artist Salvador Dalí crafted of pioneering performer and writer Mae West’s famously full lips. But the origins of Dalí’s provocative sculpture, commissioned in the 1930s by the artist’s British patron Edward James, lie in Dalí’s collage Mae West’s Face which May be Used as a Surrealist Apartment, a mixed-media work based on a portrait of West that the artist found in a magazine. As part of the fitness center that Audrito was designing, the “lips sofa” he wanted to include would be part of a “Temple of Beauty,” and the architect initially called it “Marilyn” for Marilyn Monroe as well as for Marilyn Garosci, the facility’s owner. It was later renamed Bocca (“mouth” in Spanish) to pay homage to its Dalí roots. The sofa was manufactured by Gufram, an Italian furniture company founded in 1966 that was renowned for its pursuit of bold, cutting-edge pieces that blurred the line between art and design, function and form. Sensual and playful, the Bocca sofa embodies that creative quest. Since 1970, the Bocca has been used as a prop in television, film and more, and is celebrated all over the world. It’s included in the permanent collections of a number of museums. Today, two versions of the sofa that differ slightly from one another with respect to materials are manufactured by Gufram (polyurethane and elastic fabric) and Heller (resin polymer plastic).
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