Gianni Ruffi


Limited Edition 1 / 38

In the collective consciousness what could be more pop and surreal than a human-size nest where one can take shelter and rest? This 1972 masterpiece by Gianni Ruffi, produced by Gufram in limited edition, is not a simple internal design product, but a veritable work of art: La Cova is a place, a space inside which one can feel protected - it is the physical and imaginary dimension of absolute relax. It is the surreal romantic notion of being the next ones able to fly with our own wings - the desire to grow up and be strong enough to face the day in which we can finally fly far away and be free.

It is a huge nest
of soft polyurethane
with an harmonically irregular, organic, and natural shape

La Cova is the timeless alcove that demonstrates how the barriers obstructing dreams do not exist; it is an everyday poem to be lived. The two metres in diameter are just a number, because, once inside it, the space becomes equal to infinite. La Cova represents the legacy of the universal thinking of a unique man like Gianni Ruffi, and so finds its befitting position within Gufram’s collection - a galaxy made of poetry.

From Gianni Ruffi’s archive

Maison Kitsuné Lookbook by Pierpaolo Ferrari - 2015

Giro Giro Tondo - La Triennale, Milan - 2017

1968 by TOILETPAPER, Deste Foundation - 2013

Love nest of soft polyurethane upholstered with hand sewn cloth offcuts.
Detachable eggs of soft polyurethane upholstered with fabric.