Key facts

Product:
Cactus | Nerocactus
Family:
Cactus
Manufacturer:
Gufram >
Designer:
Franco Mello >, Guido Drocco >
Architonic ID:
1211466
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2010
Manufacturer groups :
Storage-Coat racks >
Groups:
Storage-Coat racks >

Product description

TECHNICAL INFO
Coat stand of soft polyurethane finished by hand with Guflac.
70x70x170 cm, ∼22 kg | 27,6x27,6x66,9 in, ∼49 lb

Product variants

Concept

The subject of uncountable, free and often equivocal interpretations, Cactus is the icon of Italian design that revolutionized the domestic landscape.
Made in flexible polyurethane, Gufram's Cactus is soft and thornless. This hall tree with four cantilever arms is almost as tall as a person, and looks like an ironic totem that personifies the grit, imagination, and humour of design in the Seventies. Able to gather all the attention upon itself, it frees itself form functionalism at all costs, because it can fulfil its function or be used as an ornamental element.
It was created in 1972 and since the beginning it has questioned the static and rigid world of the interior design project. Made entirely by hand, each piece is unique: as a matter of fact, the 2165 bosses that characterize its surface are finished by hand one by one by specialized workers and later painted with Guflac, the special and unique paint patented by Gufram that makes it possible to make polyurethane look like leather while maintaining its flexibility and softness.
Green, white, red, blue and even multicolour, over the years Cactus has been produced in several colours for as many limited and numbered editions that have now become objects of cult, so much so that they have been on exhibit in the most important museums of the world, such as the Triennale in Milano, the National Art Museum of China in Pecking, and the Barbican in London.

The Cactus designed in 1972 by Guido Drocco and Franco Mello, an icon of the Italian radical design of the Seventies, acquires two new colors, Another Green and Another White.
Another Green is a tribute to the original edition, but the green one is characterized by a different, lighter and brighter, alive and contemporary tone; Another White, on the other hand, acquires a warm, soft, natural allure, with a shade of white that approaches ivory, the tone of canvases.
Made of flexible polyurethane, Cactus by Gufram is soft and without thorns. This hall tree with four cantilevered arms is about as tall as a person and looks like an ironic totem that embodies the grit, imagination and humor of the design of the Seventies. Able to draw all the attention on itself, it frees itself from functionalism at all costs, because it can fulfill its function as well as be used as a decorative element.
Created in 1972, it immediately challenged the static and rigid world of Interior Design projects. Made entirely by hand, each piece is unique: as a matter of fact, the 2165 bosses by which its surface is characterized, have been finished by hand one by one by specialized workers, and then painted with Guflac, the special and unique finish patented by Gufram that allows to make polyurethane look like leather and maintain its flexibility and softness.
Over the years Cactus has been produced in several colors for as many limited and numbered editions that have become objects of worship so much as to be exhibited in the most important museums in the world: from the Triennale of Milan to the National Art Museum of China in Beijing, to the Barbican in London.