At fist look, this sofa looks unusual and funny. A sofa with weird park bench painting? What a weird stuff! But there is another story behind the painting. It use Guflac® Plus paint to seal the painting to keeps it bright and emits a delicate aroma, helps you to relax while sitting on this sofa. Summertime is designed by Valerio Berruti for Gufram. More Description by Gufram:

Gufram – a company that represents a big trademark in the history of Italian design, and whose “pop” pieces from its historical catalogue (the couch Bocca, Pratone, and the mythical cactus-shaped hall-tree) are kept in the world’s most important museums – renovates its new Multiples collection after the takeover at the beginning of 2012.

In order to follow with congruence the historical path of contamination between the serial world of the interior design industry and art’s creative inspiration, Gufram presents a new Multiple at the Salone del Mobile 2013 in Milan; its author is the artist Valerio Berruti.

The result of this encounter between design and art is a sofa of ample and deep seating space, ideal for seating three people, and bearing the signs, the codes and the branding of Valerio Berruti’s painting. The name of this multiple produced in 250 numbered pieces each version is Summertime – which evokes the title of one of the most famous songs by George Gershwin. The first verse of the introductory text for Gufram and Valerio Berruti becomes the subtitle of the piece “…and living it easy”, thus creating a pun with the term “living”, which is not stressed, as it happens, on the other hand, in the text of the song: “living” in English, as used to indicate theliving room – the couch.

The sofa Sumertime – produced entirely in Italy – uses polyurethane foam (a material common to all Gufram Multiples), water based paint and wax crayons, which are then varnished and fixed with the washable Guflac® Plus paint; this, besides keeping the colours vivid through time,releases a natural delicate cinnamon and orange aroma. Thus Summertime wishes to be an instrument of delightful idleness; an invitation to the comfortable relax of the first summer days – those that still carry the scent of budding flowers; those that let us enjoy the first tepid sunny days; those of the first swims in the sea; those of the first ice-cream cones.

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