Design – “On my e-mail account, I have recently been receiving many images of quirky, sexy – and often trashy – objects. From here, I proposed to Archipanic to write a post featuring eclectic design pieces with an irreverent and erotic style. The selection includes a penis-shaped vase by Ettore Sottsass, Federico Fellini-like curvy pitchers by Ugo La Pietra, Andrea Maestri’s Firepussy vanity mirror, and a ‘scratch and make love’ poster by Troppotogo with 100 Kāma Sūtra positions. Enjoy!”
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Shiva by artist, designer, architect and Memphis Group founder Ettore Sottsass for BD Barcelona is a 23-cm-‘long’ penis-shaped vase in lacquered pink ceramic. “We are quite proud to have it in our collection,” explains the Spanish company’s general director Jordi Arnau. “This ironic, irreverent piece perfectly represents BD Barcelona’s transgressive spirit.” Designed in 1973, Shiva gloriously rises with a super contemporary style.
What about upgrading creativity under the sheets? Troppotogo has created a ‘scratch and win/make love’ poster with 100 Kāma Sūtra positions. Kāma Sūtra is the historic Indian ‘bible’ for creative sexual intercourse. Break up your routine, and do not scratch all the boxes on the same night. Get acrobatic, build some erotic suspense, experiment, and enjoy.
Teased by the iconic Verner chair by Verner Panton, Fabio Novembre has designed for Casamania-Horm the Him and Her chairs celebrating those men’s and women’s curves not usually kissed by the sun. Available in lacquered or matte polyethylene, the chairs were designed by 3D scanning cast sculptures. They playfully ‘honour’ all the beautiful creatures who rest on them. Please, have a seat.
Mirror, mirror on the wall… Who is the fairest of them all? For his Maestriland collection, Italian architect and designer Andrea Maestri has created Firepussy, a provoking vulva-shaped vanity mirror with details in wood, faux fur and chenille. Glamour, playfulness and irony meet for eclectic design intercourse.
Until October 8, MIDeC, the International Museum of Ceramic Design in Laveno Mombello near Varese, Italy, hosts the exhibition 100 Years and 100 Pieces by Gio Ponti for Richard-Ginori, curated by Anty Pansera e Giacinta Cavagna di Gualdana. On display is the My Women series of hand-drawn majolicas. The Italian architecture maestro designed sinuous women lying down on flower beds. Dreamlike erotic designs with the finest and most elegant style.
Culona – big bottom girl in Italian – is a generous pitcher designed in 1985 by Ugo La Pietra and crafted by the historic Bottega dei Vasai in Milan. The jug recalls the curvy women of Federico Fellini, the famed filmmaker of La Dolce Vita and other cult Italian post-war movies. “The architect, designer, filmmaker, artist and comics illustrator was extremely pleased to be featured on Archipanic and personally phoned me to share his ideas. What an honour!” Says Antonella.
For the Theme and Variations series of hand-drawn porcelain plates, Piero Fornasetti played with the face of his muse Lina Cavalieri, an opera singer and actress popular in the early twentieth century, to create sensual decorations filled with passion, erotism and enigmatic beauty. There are over 400 variations of Lina’s face – not only plates but also furniture and homeware. Many were created by Barnaba Fornasetti, who continued his father’s series.
The Bocca sofa by Studio 65 for Gufram is a true pop icon. Designed in 1970, its shape it’s a homage to women’s passion and beauty – bocca means mouth in Italian. Initially designed in bright red, it is now available in 25 different hollers: Boccadoro is dressed in a gold textile, and Dark Lady comes with a piercing.
The Firebird 2.0 lighter by Guido Venturini for Alessi was born in 1993 from a design workshop exploring objects’ communication power to tease, intrigue, and trigger fun and emotions. Made in thermo-plastic and available in black, gold and pink, the pop icon provides enough energy to light a candle or a cigarette. About its shape… Well, you guessed right.
The Venus Mirror by designer, entrepreneur, and editor Dino Gavina is a tribute to his lifelong friend and artist Man Ray. The serigraph of a headless woman’s bust recalling a Greek statue emerges from the mirror. At the Paradisoterrestre hybrid art and design space in Bologna, the artwork is on display next to the Labbra – Lips – mirror, also by Gavina, and a heart-shaped chair.
The Nude with a red sheet canvas by the PIT-POP art and design duo founded by Antonella Tolve and her husband Rino looks great in the bedroom above the headboard. The artwork is part of an erotic design series, including the vibrant Kiss tryptic.
Online shop Wall-Art proposes a teasing wallpaper with a provoking topless woman dancing in high heels and sexy hosiery. Ideal for the most passional bedrooms, beauty centres, and lounge privé clubs.