Broken Bench Black polyurethane bench by Snarkitecture 1/77 Limited Edition / L 190 cm - Gufram

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Broken Bench Black polyurethane bench by Snarkitecture 1/77 Limited Edition / L 190 cm - Gufram 

Date: 2020 

Designate : Snarkitecture (Daniel Arsham, Alex Mustonen)
Brand: Gufram
Color: black (limited edition 1/77) 
Material : polyurethane (PU)
Dimensions: L 190 cm x D 70 cm x H 43 cm 

Availability: Delivery under 3 weeks

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Gufram, the Italian design brand that always stands out with its radical and revolutionary approach, continues its partnership with the famous New York firm Snarkitecture  (Daniel Arsham, Alex Mustonen).
Since the release of the Broken Mirror in 2017, the Broken series has been enriched with 2 new products released in 2020: the Broken Square Mirror and the new Broken Bench.

The objective of the Broken series is the development of a contemporary radical idea working on the versatility of polyurethane, the material made famous by Gufram through its various ready-to-use projects.

Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham, using polyurethane (soft) to mimic concrete play between the actual softness of the material and its appearance.
The polyurethane used for the collection is entirely hand-refined by the craftsmen of Gufram, theGuflac® paint is also applied entirely by hand. Each object is slightly different and therefore unique, and also entirely made in Italy.
Between design object and works of art, the pieces of The Broken Series are available in black, white - in a limited edition of 77 pieces each - or in gray.
The Broken Bench is an irregular slab of "soft concrete" made of polyurethane.
It appears to be the missing part detached from the large Broken Mirror.
The bench is supported by beams in highly resistant plastic chipboard which emphasizes the industrial aspect of the room.

Learn more about the designer

Snarkitecture is a New York-based collaborative practice founded by Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen.

Snarkitecture's work focuses on designing existing spaces or collaborating with other artists and designers.
They aim to reuse or abuse the existing architecture to make the architecture perform the unexpected.

Arsham and Mustonen met while studying at the Cooper Union in New York City and established Snarkitecture as a formal practice in 2008.

American artist Daniel Arsham combines sculpture, drawing, architecture and cinema in the conception of his works. He imagines futuristic works retracing the history of our present. Thus, he adds crystals on fragments of his works to give them this precious and priceless appearance. Our history and its remains are therefore a source of inspiration and richness in his eyes. The materials he uses support his point: sand, selenite and volcanic ash are worked to appear ancient.
Daniel Arsham today performs noMany partnerships with luxury brands like the last collaboration with Dior.


Learn more about the brand

Gufram is an Italian furniture manufacturer based in Barolo (Piedmont region). Founded in 1966 by the Gugliermetto brothers, Gufram, acronym for "Gugliermetto Fratelli Arredamenti Moderni", takes the form of a creative laboratory: they combine their knowledge of local craftsmanship with the emerging architects and artists of the time. Their objects of art sculptures upset the aesthetics of furniture from the 1960s. From 1965, Gufram followed the artistic direction of designer Giuseppe Raimondi, who associated the company with emerging artists and architects of the time.

They study new choices of materials and mainly choose polyurethane foam to pad and structure their sculptural creations. Polyurethane will become their trademark. In addition to mastering the treatment of flexible polyurethane, Gufram has developed and patented a special finish: Guflac®, the true essence of the company's artisanal spirit: this special and unique paint job makes surfaces more uniform, consistent and elastic. . Soft and elegant shapes are thus created, innovative shapes that would otherwise be impossible to cover. 

Gufram icons, whatever collection they are part of, are made by sculpting flexible polyurethane foam which is then finished or decorated by hand with the Guflac® backing.

Their creations, in the wake of pop art, are anchored in the avant-garde movement of the 1960s.
In 1968, Gufram presented its products under the name Multipli: art objects industrially reproduced in limited edition. Gufram then met with considerable success with the public and the international press. Among their most remarkable creations: the Bocca sofa, originally designed by Salvador Dali, the Cactus coat rack, the majestic Pratone seat or even more recently the grotesque gravestone-shaped stools The End from the Toiletpaper collection, or the Broken Mirror imagined by Snarkitecture.
These “domestic sculptures” now appear in the most beautiful houses and the most renowned museums in the world.
The Gufram company was bought in 2012 by the entrepreneur Sandra Vezza and her son Charley as artistic director. They were able to breathe new life into the company, especially during the celebrations of the company's 2016th anniversary in 50, but also with new collaborations such as the one with Moschino “Moschino kissed Gufram”.

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