International Decorative Art

Bocca Sofa

Bocca Sofa

Design Date 1970

Manufacturer Gufram (1952–present), Turin, Italy

Media wood, foam and upholstery

Dimensions 32 x 81 x 30 inches

Studio65 was formed in Turin, Italy in 1965 by a group of architects and artists, proponents of the avant garde in Italian design of the late 1960s. This eye-catching sofa is Studio65’s best known design and gained its inspiration from Salvador Dalí’s 1934–1935 painting, Mae West’s Face which May be Used as a Surrealist Apartment. To realize their design, they went to Gufram, an Italian furniture manufacturer known since 1966 for their sculptural, often playful Pop Art furniture and their use of polyurethane foam. Though designed in 1970, this example was produced as part of a second edition of 1000 sofas produced by Gufram in 1986.

ON VIEW in Modern Gallery 7

Markings Round black fabric tag "GUFRAM MULTIPLI '86  BOCCA" sewn to right side of rear

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2017.15.001