Bazaar by Superstudio for Giovanetti, Ponte alla Pergola, Pistoia.
consists of 9 elements.
Released in 1968 by Giovanetti, this visionary mod seating system can now only be found at international auctions for high figures.
Like the magic pumpkin, for Cinderella & Family, this huge seat. It is a composable seat made of a GRP shell, lined with expanded polyurethane and a covering of acrylic fur.
The first fiberglass sofa that can close like a spaceship - Design collection Centre Pompidou, Paris.
HALF A CENTURY AGO, a group of 20-something architecture students from Florence decided to assume the small task of conceiving an alternative model for life on earth. Contemptuous of the long reign of Modernism, which they felt had sold itself as a cure to society’s ills and never delivered, they were jazzed by American science-fiction novels and the political foment of the 1960s. They gave themselves the colorfully assured name Superstudio, and soon after helped kickstart the radical architecture movement in Italy.
The fact that they never actually finished a building is, arguably, the point. Rather, they created “anti-architecture”: psychedelic renderings, collages and films depicting their dreams — and nightmares. At gallery shows and museum exhibitions, the collective shared its mind-bending dystopic visions: hulking buildings overtaking cities, giant golden pyramids and flying silver pods invading the bucolic countryside. They even imagined the planet with no architecture at all, just “Supersurface,” a network of energy that would replace objects and buildings with a grid — an essential theme in their projects — which people could access by simply plugging in. Then, such an idea was radical; now, of course, it feels eerily prophetic.