Famous surrealist Salvador Dali hung out with a number of cool people from varied disciplines in Paris in the thirties, including furniture designer Jean-Michel Frank. He sketched a bunch of furniture designed for Frank, including the Leda chair and low table in the 1935 Femme à latête rose.
Six decades later in the 1990s, Oscar Tusquets and a team including sculptor Joaquim Camps brought these designs into the real world. Bd Barcelona design took care of production and marketing.
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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. One example of this is the Bracelli lamp, a classic design in Jean-Michel’s manner of designing and working that Dalí adopted for his home in Portlligat. Among Dalí’s projects, which add to his CV as a designer, are the garden furniture for his home in Portlligat, the complete architecture of the Night Club (in the shape of a hedgehog) for the Hotel Presidente in Acapulco (1957) and a project for a bar in California in the 1940s. His 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.