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 as a limited edition collectors item, is number 13/38.
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 wings, 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.
Founded in 1964 by Emile Deletaille, the Deletaille Gallery specialise in traditional forms of art from ancient African, Indonesian, Pre-Columbian and Oceanic cultures, focusing primarily on high-quality works of art and exceptional textiles.
At iide they are showing the iconic Fredrikson Stallard Armchair “Species II” 2015, in flocked polyester upholstery on carved rubber coated high density polyurethane H:90cm x L: 150cm x D: 120cm
Image courtesy of David Gill Gallery, London.
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, came to Belgium in 1947, where he has been a major influencer on contemporary design.
IIDE are delighted to celebrate his contribution to design in The Iconic Gallery showing five pieces.
GHYCZY create products of integrity with an understated elegance that 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, 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 1970. 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 number 696/1000 is available and to order at iide.
Acclaimed Belgium furniture designer and sculptor, Xavier is best known for his unique technique of shaping metal as sculptural furniture. His simple shapes created by folding and curving metal sheets without a mould have become his signature. He has collaborated with several furniture manufacturers including MDF Italia, Driade, De Padova, CerrutiBaleri, Kristalia, Fiam and Extremis.
‘Oudjat’ Console & Seat shown at iide is available in satin brass or burnished brass. Limited edition of 12. H 88 x 209 x 58 cm. This sculptural work demonstrates tension and harmony, a self standing sculptural element as a functional seat and table. The Oudjat eye is a protective symbol representing the eye of Horus, the falcon god.
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 from Jules-Wabbes General Decoration.