Bocaccio Design has always focused on beauty rather than function, implementing artisanal processes instead of mass production so that its new products would fit into the realm of art rather than industrial design. Launched in 1972, the owners have taken BD through the ‘80s with unique pieces by Gaudi, an interpretation of his famous buildings, and the ‘90s with an exclusive first collection of furniture and lamps designed by Dalí. Today, they work with renown artistic profiles like Jaime Hayon and Doshi Levien.
The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, created by Salvador Dalí, has made it possible for BD to strengthen a close relationship with the legacy of Dalí. The production and marketing of Salvador Dalí’s designs is done in conjunction with the foundation, which oversees the quality of the work and gives the final approval. The Invisible Personage armchair, released in 2016, is one of the latest designs by Dalí that BD produced.
Invisible Personage. Courtesy of Bocaccio Design.
Earlier this year the company worked with designer Stephen Burks on his experimental shaggy chairs and stools using Bolon textiles. The Grasso collection recalls the traditional smoking lounge chair made of leather while expressing an exaggeration of traditional overstuffed upholstery. It includes the chair, footstool and bar stool with various flowers pots as an accessory. The shaggy chair version of the Grasso wins the collection the tag funky, yet classy art.
American artist Erin Tallman is a journalist for various online publications and is the Editor in Chief of AgriExpo e-magazine and ArchiExpo e-magazine. She has published three books, including her first novel.