In 2009 the world commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the death of Salvador Dali and Bd wished to add its special homage by producing a special limited edition of his fantastic furniture collection. Refined materials and handcrafted manufacturing were used to bring up to date a furniture collection that Bd has sold exclusively all over the world since the 90s, guaranteed by The Gala Salvador Dali Foundation, responsible for the artist’s rights. The black label collection comes to market in a limited edition of 105 pieces (the age of Dali in 2009).
"When with Robert Descharnes we chose projects for furniture from the ideas with which Dali had filled his note pad for his work with Jean-Michel Frank, we had to imagine the colours which Salvador would have chosen to make his single-colour drawings, and we did so remembering the preferences and obsessions of the maestro (gold, Carmin Schiaparelli…). The furniture was really very much in Dali style, but difficult to combine in not absolutely surrealistic interiors. When we made a Leda chair with aged black patina for a special set-up and observed the enthusiastic reaction of the professionals, we were convinced that these crazy objects would look much less controversial in a decor if they were dyed black. From my extensive work with the Maestro I feel that this collection would meet his approval and I am absolutely sure that Gala would prefer it to the multicolour."
Oscar Tusquets (Designer and founding member of the Bd Barcelona collective)
Bd Barcelona Design is the Spanish company with the highest international prestige in design. It was founded in 1972 as Bd Ediciones de Diseño by the architects and interior designers Pep Bonet, Cristian Cirici, Lluis Clotet, Mireia Riera and Oscar Tusquets. At the time of its foundation, Bd Ediciones de Diseño was a mere expression of almost insolent rebellion by a group of young, unsatisfied architects, but it soon became a productive philosophy with a mission to break moulds, even commercial ones.
The Bocaccio Design (a clue for those who were not already in on the secret) of the Barcelona of the early 70s was created as a vehicle for the production of all those items of furniture, objects and accessories which could not be found in shops. It might have turned out to be nothing more than an arrogant idea, but in fact became a unique experience, offering an interpretation of design hitherto unknown in Spain: a new sensibility, a different perception of everyday objects.
"We believe that this initial stimulus has become enriched over the intervening years with mixtures which, to us, appear exquisite. It is for this reason that we have published them."
In this way, contemporary creations co-exist with those of the great universally admired masters. Konstantin Grcic, Jaime Hayón, Ross Lovegrove and Alfredo Häberli have shared space with Antoni Gaudì, Salvator Dalí, Ettore Sottsass and Giuseppe Terragni.
Backrest upper trim in cast brass with a black patina without varnish, wooden socle lined with a black patina brass plate, traditionally upholstered with black crep satin 100% polyster
Width 170cm, depth 80cm, height 82cm
The black label collection is a limited edition of 105 pieces (the age of Dali in 2009)
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Made in Spain
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