The precedent for the furniture designed by Salvador Dalí, for which Bd Barcelona Design has the exclusive world marketing rights, is the famous sofa in the shape of a mouth, which the artist created together with Oscar Tusquets in 1972 for the Mae West room at the Dalí Museum in Figueres.
More than thirty years had to pass before it became possible to put this sensual design into industrial production. Thanks to polyethylene rotational moulding technology using a special process which gives the piece a slightly delicate feel, it has been possible to reproduce the realism and expressive force which Dalí dreamt of for this large-scale mouth which you can sit on or sink into.
The Dalilips are made in various colours. Two of them are inspired by lipsticks, such as the "Shocking Pink" of the original design which Oscar Tusquets had developed alongside Dalí. The white (which allows internal illumination) and black versions are personal contributions by Tusquets for this new edition from Bd.
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.
Red two-seat sofa made of polyethylene with rotational moulding process, for indoor and outdoor use