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Massolo By Gufram

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massolo by gufram

Design Piero Gilardi, 1974
Soft polyurethane finished in Guflac
Made in Italy by Gufram

"Not a rock or a natural stony ground anymore, but a block already contaminated by man's hand, who started to polish the shining material. To the observing eye it has an enormous weight. but when touched it has a light and elastic mass. It provides a three dimensional trompe-loeil effect, meant to induce a playful experience even in the space of domestic everyday life." -Piero Gilardi

In this way the author personally describes Massolo, which can at first sight look like a heavy block of porphyry, etched and polished on the surface - an immovable boulder that, thanks to the polyurethane it is made of, loses weight and can be moved with ease. It is another design paradox of Gufram's, that suggests a playful object capable of dematerializing a heavy volume into an original story. An amusing visual and tactile snare for the guests, which can be used as a coffee-table, a seat with character, or displayed as a multiple piece of art by one of the most original Italian artists.

To make it look like rock, the polyurethane block is entirely rough-hewed by hand; this is why every Massolo is a unique piece.

38.2" x 26" x 14.2"

$6,000.00 + free shipping
(please allow 16-20 weeks to be created and shipped to your location)

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Since 1966 Gufram has been producing design icons that have become unique in form and value thanks to the cross-contamination between industrial design, artisanal creation and an imaginative flair typical of art. Gufram's iconic creations like the Bocca, Pratone and Cactus are known as Domestic Sculptures and interpret both the artistic and the design worlds. Gufram creations are displayed in the most beautiful homes and renowned museums in the world.

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