Salvador Dalí, ‘Sculpture Lamp Drawers, Black Label Limited Edition’, 2016, DADA STUDIOS

Drawers lamp designed by Dali manufactured by BD.

Carved structure in pale varnished limewood.
Lampshade in black linen.

The black label collection came to market in a limited edition of 105 pieces (the age of Dali in 2009).

Measures: 30 x 30 x 87 H cm

Sculpture-lamp drawers

A standing lamp taken from Dalí’s drawings for Jean Michel Frank. With this, Dalí introduced the little drawers at the base of the lamp, an idea he already used on other occasions for example, “Venus de Milo aux tiroirs” (Venus of Milo with drawers). The IDEA of connecting the electronic cord through one of the drawers is a contribution made by Architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca.

Manufacturer: BD Barcelona

About Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí was a leading proponent of Surrealism, the 20-century avant-garde movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious through strange, dream-like imagery. “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision,” he said. Dalí is specially credited with the innovation of “paranoia-criticism,” a philosophy of art making he defined as “irrational understanding based on the interpretive-critical association of delirious phenomena.” In addition to meticulously painting fantastic compositions, such as The Accommodations of Desire (1929) and the melting clocks in his famed The Persistence of Memory (1931), Dalí was a prolific writer and early filmmaker, and cultivated an eccentric public persona with his flamboyant mustache, pet ocelot, and outlandish behavior and quips. “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure,” he once said. “That of being Salvador Dalí.”

Spanish, 1904-1989, Figueres, Spain