- Man Ray
Dimensions: cm W 154 D 40 H 70 | in W 60,5 D 16 H 27,5
Condition: wear consistent with age and use
Production: Simon International – Ultramobile
Wood covered with leatherette and silk-screen printing methacrylate decoration. The maquette comes from a box of biscuits.
The witness is an eye that looks at you with insistence, it is an intrusive presence; you turn it around and it suddenly become an unexpected small couch.
Part of the Ultramobile operation conceived by Dino Gavina in 1971 with the aim of adapting in a surprising way the surrealist object to daily use, making a poetic presence enter our homes.
Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera, “Dino Gavina Ultrarazionale Ultramobile”, Editrice Compositori, Milano 1998, p. 148, 151, 157
Fondazione Scientifica Querini Stampalia, “Dino Gavina, collezioni emblematiche del moderno dal 1950 al 1992”, Jaca Book, Milano 1992, p. 85
Virgilio Vercelloni, “L’ avventura del design: Gavina”, Jaca Book, Milano 1987, p.140, image 91