in 2009, bd barcelona commemorated the 20 year anniversary of the death of famed artist salvador dalí with a homage by producing a special limited edition collection of his furniture designs.
dalí’s creations were not limited to traditional furniture elements, but included taps, handles, knobs, prints and objects of indeterminate use. in 1933, dalí even registered the patent for the design of a bench as an outdoor seat.
view the dalí collection from bd barcelona @ glottman. for more information about bd barcelona or our other top brands, visit www.glottman.com, call 305.438.3711 or visit us monday – friday 10am – 6pm.
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about salvador dali
in the paris of the 1930s, salvador dalí (1904/1989) surrounded himself with a circle of friends working in the application of art to a number of varied disciplines, beyond the study of purely pictorial art. one of these, jean-michel frank, an acclaimed furniture designer and decorator in paris at that time, got on extremely well with dalí, and together they developed a number of ideas.
in the 1990s, a team of experts led by oscar tusquets set out to bring to life the furniture that dalí had sketched for jean-michel frank, including the leda chair and low table taken from the 1935 painting “femme à latête rose” (1935). the sculptor joaquim camps was responsible for breathing life into them and bd barcelona design took charge of their worldwide exclusive production and marketing.
© salvador dalí, fundació gala-salvador dalí, barcelona, 2014 collection.