Soft Machine is a sculptural object, with streamlined fluid lines, inspired by Bolidismo, a movement founded in 1986 by a group of designers and architects including Garattoni himself. The typical elements of the Bolidismo movement are a heightened dynamism of forms, derived in part from Futurism and American streamlined design but also contaminated with references to organic forms, the architecture of the Thirties and the world of comics.
The sofa is named after a novel by American writer William Burroughs, “The Soft Machine”, and its eponymous rock band from the ’60s. It is “a soft dwelling machine that is born of the Italian love for speed. A culture of form that was born of the Futuristic aesthetics of Balla and Boccioni to evolve into Bolidismo, the last vanguard of the twentieth century,” says designer Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni.
Photo Courtesy : ADRENALINA