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Gufram "the End Stool Is Black" by Tolietpaper

Estimated Production Time11-12 weeks

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The funeral look of this furniture-sculpture is tempered by the softness of the polyurethane that makes it: in perfect Gufram tradition nothing is as it seems. "THE END in BLACK" is the most recent edition of the ironic epitaph created by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari to establish the "end" of the Gufram brand, but also to suggest a new beginning. The new BLACK version is a Limited Edition 1/500 version in "real-fake" Marquina marble with gold writing: a noir and irreverent look that gives elegance to this tombstone that can be used as a seat with grotesque irony. Gufram pulls back from the world of design. It declares it and turns the page – with a tombstone. Since the time has come to call it quits because of the many mudslinger that have always condemned Gufram’s anti-design soul, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpalo Ferrari celebrate the funeral rites. Thus toiletpaper writes Gufram’s epitaph, and, as an act of final resistance, creates a tombstone that can be used as a seat with a grotesque irony. THE END is born like a stone from a stone, thanks to a process of sculpting and roughing out the single elements in polyurethane foam done by artisans. The "real-fake" marble finish is made with Guflac, the special Gufram patented paint that allows the polyurethane to be made look like leather while maintaining its elasticity and softness; for this reason each tombstone is different from another. Previously, To celebrate the brand’s 50 years anniversary, in 2016 the white version in "true-fake" Carrara marble with gold writing was added to the version in "real-fake" granite created by Toiletpaper in 2014 THE END is the only funeral reminder part of international collections such as the Deste Foundation and is on sale in some of the most exclusive stores and cultural institutions such as the MoMA bookshop in New York. Thanks to its biting irony, the image of THE END was chosen by Maurizio Cattelan for the cover of his autobiography. Materials: Seat of soft polyurethane, finished and decorated with Guflac. Dimensions: 36 x 22 x 60 cm.

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Available in: White, and Gray as well.

Details

  • Creator
    Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari (Designer),GUFRAM Furniture (Manufacturer),Toiletpaper (Designer)
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
  • Production Time
    It will take 11-12 weeks to make this piece
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  • Condition
  • Dimensions
    H 23.63 in. x W 14.18 in. x D 8.67 in.H 60 cm x W 36 cm x D 22 cm
  • Seat Height
    23.63 in. (60 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Barolo, IT
  • Reference Number
    LU4339116956882
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Gufram is an Italian design brand globally known for pushing the limits of industrial design. With its Radical Design spirit and its nonconformist experimentation linked to aesthetic, technological and material research, Gufram has created design icons that have entered collective imagination: playful, subversive and desecrating products with a POP soul, willingly designed as anti-design items. Gufram was born in Turin as an artisanal entity, where the craftsmen specialized in upholstery, cabinet making and furniture padding met the artistic and international avant-garde with the goal to give birth to a new way of understanding modern furniture. Since 1966 Gufram has been producing design icons that have become unique in form and value thanks to the cross-contamination between the industrial design approach, the artisanal creation and the imaginative flair typical of ART. Gufram’s unmistakable furniture items like the lips-shaped couch Bocca, the chaise lounge Pratone and the hall tree Cactus, also known as Domestic Sculptures able to interpret the contact point between both the artistic and the design worlds, are now displayed in the most beautiful houses and in the most renowned museums in the world.

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