Scubism

Fratelli Boffi/Chaplins, 2008

Scubism is here
From the soft and sensuous upholstery of the Plump sofa to the four random legs that combine in the Book-leg shelving system, Coates invites you to look again at well-known shapes. There are twenty two pieces in the range; two sofas, three easy chairs, two pouffes, one dining table, a console, two dining chairs, a glass cabinet, a shelving system, a desk, three small tables, two mirrors and a carpet, plus a fabric and a parquet flooring system. www.fratelliboffi.it

A SCUBIST MANIFESTO • FURNITURE CAN FLIRT: NOW YOU SEE IT NOW YOU DON’T. WILL IT EVER BE THE SAME? • SCUBISM AVOIDS COORDINATION FOR IT’S OWN SAKE • IT COMBINES MISCHIEVOUS IMAGINATION AND TRADITIONAL SKILLS • WITH ICONOCLASTIC ZEAL, SCUBISM PRESENTS WELL-KNOWN SHAPES FROM NEW ANGLES • IT HIJACKS ELEMENTS FROM CLASSIC TIMBER FRAMES, AND RECONFIGURES THEM, LIFTS AND TURNS THEM • LEGS CAN TURN UPSIDE DOWN AND BACKS CAN BE BACK TO FRONT • ANYHOW, WHY NOT FRAGMENT STRUCTURE AND DEFY GRAVITY? • IN FACT SCUBISM IS A RELIGION • IT’LL MAKE YOU SAVOUR EVERYTHING THAT DESIGN DOESN’T •

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