iide is delighted to include the iconic human-size love nest (La Cova) at the exhibition. This 1972 masterpiece by Gianni Ruffi, produced by Gufram in a limited edition work of art.
La Cova provides an intimate place, inside which one can feel protected, a physical and imaginary dimension of absolute relaxation: A surreal romantic notion of being the next ones able to fly with your own wings with a desire to grow and be strong enough to face the day, fly away and be free.
To sit in La Cova demonstrates that barriers obstructing dreams do not exist, it is poetry to be lived. Visitors at iide are invited to experience the comport of this iconic piece by giving a donation to CFAB, protecting children all around the world.
Limited editions are available to order at iide.
L'Empire des Magritte’s, photograph on canvas, 160cm x 130cm by René Stoeltie. This one off edition is for sale at IIDE.
The Gemini Art Gallery, owned by René and Barbara Stoeltie, is dedicated to the promotion of art, photography and design. They have recently moved from the famous Sablon area in Brussels to Latem-Saint-Martin in Flanders. Here they exhibit very personal and eclectic furniture, objets d’art, photographs and statuary, organising temporary exhibitions of the work of artists and designers.
Opening Hours: From Friday to Sunday 12am to 6pm
Born in 1940, Peter Ghyczy, a German designer of Hungarian origin, who came to Belgium in 1947, has been a major influencer on contemporary design.
IIDE are delighted to celebrate his contribution to design in The Iconic Gallery.
GHYCZY create products of integrity with an understated elegance that enables them to enhance any domestic setting. The Ghyczy family business draws on the experience of the pioneering designs of Peter Ghyczy, through understanding contemporary furniture as collectible pieces to enjoy.
Peter lives and works in The Netherlands, the business headed by his son, Felix Ghyczy.
BOCCA SOFA, 1972
The original Bocca Sofa dates back to 1936 when it was designed bySalvador Dali. Influenced by the Dada and Surrealist movements, Dalí based the sofa design on the lips of Mae West, the American actress during the 1930s. He not only designed a sofa based on her lips but also a whole room that represented her entire body.
The version on display at iide was designed by Studio 65 for Gufram Italy in 1972. It was based on the lips of Marilyn Monroe and was created as a tribute to Dalí.
Today, the Bocca Sofa is considered an emblem of contemporary art and an icon of modern furniture design. It is included in the permanent collection of New York’s MoMA, Paris’ Louvre, Milan’s Permanent Design Collection and Denver’s Museum of Modern Art.
Limited Edition Iconic Sofa available to order at iide.
Born in 1919, iide is honouring this famed and accomplished Belgian designer. A committed modernist, Wabbes created furniture pieces and lighting and was chosen by several Belgian administrations to design and create functional pieces. His works are centred on purity of design and quality of material, including wood, metal and bronze.
Jules Wabbes founded General Decoration in 1969 in Brussels. GEDE, for more than 45 years, has manufactured and retailed metal accessories exclusively designed by Jules Wabbes.
Limited edition collectors pieces are available for sale at iide.
THE DAVID HOCKNEY SUMO
TASCHEN’s first ever SUMO publication for a painter will be included in The Iconic Gallery. This majestic book follows a visual survey of David Hockney’s art. With a sample copy on show at the exhibition, visitors will take stock of more than 60 years of Hockney’s work, from his teenage days at art school up to his recent extensive series of portraits, iPad drawings and Yorkshire landscapes. Never before has Hockney’soeuvre been published in such scope, with such investment from the artist, and on suchan astonishing, immersive scale.
Collector's Edition (No. 1,001–10,000), each signed by David Hockney and with a Marc Newson bookstand.