Archizoom Associati, Rare six-seater sofa "Safari", circa 1968, Italy.
Archizoom Association (1966-1974), Six-seater sofa model "Safari",
Composed of four modules,
White lacquered and upholstered fiberglass structure,
Foam-padded seats covered with leopard-print fabric,
circa 1968, Italy.
Measures: Height 64cm, Length 260cm, Depth 215cm
Two small modules: Height 64 cm, Length 85 cm, Depth 85cm
Two large modules: Height 64 cm, Length 130 cm, Depth 130cm
Archizoom Associati was an Italian design agency founded in 1966 in Florence, Italy by 4 architects:Andrea Branzi, Gilberto Corretti, Paolo Deganello, Massimo Morozzi, joined in 1968 by two designers, Dario Bartolini and Lucia Bartolini. The agency was active from 1966 to 1974.
The achievements are tinged with kitsch to mock the claims of Good Design. Archizoom Associati and the architectural firm Superstudio, created the same year, organized two Superarchitectura exhibitions in Pistoia and Modena in 1966 and 1967.
Référence : A similar model joined the collection of the Pompidou Center in 1999 under the inventory number AM 1999-1-1.
Bibliography: G. Gramigna, Repertorio del design Italiano 1950-1980, p.264, Mondadori, 1985.