The End Pouf by ToiletPaper - Gufram

899,00€
Brand: Gufram
Design: ToiletPaper
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The End Pouf by ToiletPaper - Gufram

Pouf in Limited Edition of 500 pieces

Date: 2016
Artist:
toiletpaper

Brand: Gufram
Color: White
Material: polyurethane
Dimensions: L. 36 cm - P. 22 cm - H. 60 cm  

Availability: In stock

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LIMITED EDITION 1/500
Gufram is withdrawing from the world of design. Declare it and end it.

Because of the many critics who have consistently condemned Gufram's anti-design design, the time to say “enough” has arrived and Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari are celebrating his funeral.

TOILETPAPER therefore writes the epitaph of Gufram which, as a final act of resistance, creates a tombstone that can be used as a seat of grotesque irony.

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The Italian Maurizio Cattelan likes derision and arouse controversy by creating works intended to challenge the public. Trained independently, he began his career in the late 1980s. His works, which take shape from real-world objects and people, are the result of an irreverent operation against art and institutions. Cattelan opens his own New York gallery, the Wrong Gallery, a space where nothing is sold and which remains permanently closed. Cattelan creates works that are always scandalous and give rise to all kinds of interpretations, even calling into question religion and the sacred, such as La Nona Ora, a sculpture that represents an effigy, in wax and life-size, of the late pope. John Paul II struck down by a meteorite. His sculpture “LOVE” exhibited in Piazza Affari in Milan since 2010 provokes the inhabitants and calls into question the history of this financial square with a simple gesture (middle finger).
The Guggenheim Museum in New York presented in January 2012 a retrospective of his work over 21 years, entitled “Maurizio Cattelan: All”. In June 2010, he launched the biannual Toiletpaper magazine with photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari containing images full of humor and fantasy. Toiletpaper is now a brand that turns its kitsch images into decorative objects and clothing brands.

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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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