Cactus N°640/2000 by Franco Mello & Guido Drocco 1972 by Gufram, Italy
Iconic cactus coat rack in very good original condition.
Signed N°640 / 2000. The Gufram Cactus is included in several museum collections around the world and documented in a number of publications on decorative arts from the 20th century.
Materials and techniques: Polyurethane, green lacquered Guflac finish. Literature: Design of the 20th century, p38. In the collection of: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Pompidou de Paris, Tate Museum London. The subject of often ambiguous interpretations, Cactus is the icon of Italian design that has revolutionized the domestic landscape, by subverting the borders between indoor area and open space.
As an ironic totem, Cactus embodies the imagination and the humor of the design of the Seventies.
Cactus comes to life in 1972 thanks to the genius of Guido Drocco and Franco Mello. Only used as decoration, very well conserved! 1,70 m high, very nice condition! The version in green is out of production since 2010.