A brick punchbag and a smoke-topped table are among the limited-edition pieces designed by Studio Job for Gufram’s new range aimed at the “most demanding collectors”.
The objects, which launched yesterday at Design Miami/Basel, are the first in Gufram’s spin-off range Supergufram, which focuses solely on collectible pieces.
Italian furniture maker Gufram presented a new “SuperGufram” collection at the Design Miami/Basel trade fair, which runs until June 18 in the Swiss city of Basel. The first edition of the collection has been designed by Studio Job, based in Antwerp, Belgium and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
It features six pieces designed by Studio Job, each of which is available in a limited run of seven.
“Supergufram was born to satisfy the desires of the most demanding collectors, the ones who think Gufram is not enough anymore,” said the Italian brand, which was founded in 1966.
Studio Job founders Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel, a former couple, have become known for their autobiographical approach to design, and once crafted a coffee table that symbolized their break-up as a head-on collision between two steam trains.
They have created a version of this table for Gufram, named The Steam coffee table, which features a pot-shaped golden base that supports a tabletop appearing as a billowing cloud of smoke.
Studio Job also celebrates the famous “Cactus” created in 1972 by Guido Drocco and Franco Mello for Gufram, revisited with a bright green finish and a copper-colored pot.
The design studio is from Job Smeets and Nynke Tyganel. The duo, known for their creations laced with humor and irony, are based between Antwerp and Amsterdam.
“In this new version, the soft central Earth changes its face because we leave our world heading towards other planets landing on a grey moon,” said Gufram.