Modern Bocca Sofa

The original Bocca Sofa dates back to 1936 when it was designed by Salvador Dalí. Influenced by the Dada and Surrealist movements, Dalí based the sofa design on the lips of Mae West, an American actress during the 1930s. He not only designed a sofa based on her lips but also a whole room that represented her entire body. The sofa has had a number of names over the years – first the Sofa Mae West and later the Bocca Sofa, the Lips Sofa or the Marilyn Bocca Sofa. The version we are used to seeing today was designed by Studio 65 for Gufram Italy in 1972. It was based on the lips of Marilyn Monroe and was created as a tribute to Dalí. Today, the Bocca Sofa is considered an emblem of contemporary art and an icon of modern furniture design. As such an iconic and sensual design, it is set to remain a conversation piece for years to come. Here is one of the latest models, Heller Studio 65 Bocca Sofa that you can buy for $1,100.

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