Salvador Dalí, ‘Vis-à-vis De Gala Sofa’, 2017, DADA STUDIOS

Sofa designed by Dali manufactured by BD.

Structure in solid wood.
Traditional upholstery with conical springs and cinches.
White cotton interior lining.
Wooden socket lined with polished lacquered brass plate.
100% natural silk cover and buttons in parma violet color, or black crep satin 100% polyester (black label).
Backrest upper trim in polished varnished cast brass or black patina without varnishing.

Measure: 80 x 170 x 82 H cm

Year: 2009.

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