On the occasion of the upcoming edition of Milan Design Week, Gufram and long standing collaborator Snarkitecture, the New York-based design practice founded by Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen, are proud to present THE SCULPTED SERIES, Gufram’s artistic solution for a total living.
Radical and monumental, the new SCULPTED SERIES is a family of five domestic sculptures available only in black or white including a bookshelf, a bar cabinet, an armchair, a coffee table and low table.
As in all sculptures, each piece from the SCULPTED SERIES is made by hand by Gufram’s trained artisans starting from a block of polyurethane foam to achieve the concrete-looking texture. The sculpted pieces are then coated with Guflac® Ultra, the contemporary evolution of Guflac®, the special paint invented by Gufram over 50 years ago, which makes each piece incredibly durable and weather-resistant. Guflac® Ultra is applied entirely by hand, enabling the polyurethane to maintain its elasticity and softness, opening the conversation to new aesthetic experimentations.
The encounter between the Italian brand and the Founders of the American design practice dates back to 2016 when their first collaboration, the Broken Mirror, was presented. The Broken Series, an expansion of the original partnership launched in 2017, is characterised by forms and shapes that are both familiar and strange - an architectural fragment that reflects the shared sensibilities of Gufram and Snarkitecture.
The SCULPTED SERIES by Snarkitecture will debut with a site specific installation at Capsule Plaza within Spazio Maiocchi from 17 to 23 April 2023. The debut collection of sculpted furniture is part of Gufram in Black and White.