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“Rumble” Sofa [“Rumble” Couch] (1967)

“Rumble” Sofa [“Rumble” Couch] (1967)

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People

  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (furniture designer)

Title

“Rumble” Sofa [“Rumble” Couch] (1967)

Dates of creation

circa 1967

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 13 photographic materials
  • 4 drawings (including 1 reprographic copy)
  • 1 model

Scope and Content

This project series documents the "Rumble" Sofa, a couch designed by Pettena in 1967 and produced in 1968 by Gufram, an Italian seat and furniture manufacturer based in Barolo. The "Rumble" Sofa was part of the furniture at Pettena's studio-home." […] The design of this couch […] derives from the experience of living in a spacious place, originally a 19th century studio for artists, in which the furnishings had to suit the scale of the place and not that of the being." [1]

The project series contains sketches, plans and details of the couch, as well as videos and photographs of the couch showing its various possible shapes and usages. It also includes a small wooden model with movable blocks, each block represents one of the cushions of the couch.

Source:

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/design-rumble-couch-1967/ (last accessed 16 October 2019)

Reference Number

AP207.S1.1967.PR01

Location

Florence Italy

Language of material

English, Italian

Related units of description

  • For more projects related to Pettena's furniture design for this studio-home in Florence, see: AP207.S1.1968.PR06 Lampade [Lamps] (1968) and AP207.S1.1969.PR01 Tavolo “Babele“ [Table “Babele”] (1969).

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1967.PR01.001
    • Title: Plan, “Rumble” Sofa
    • Dates of creation: circa 1967
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (furniture designer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 35.5. x 50 cm

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

    Folder Number:

    207-001-003

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1967.PR01.002
    • Title: Details and photographs, "Rumble" Sofa
    • Dates of creation: circa 1967
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (furniture designer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing
    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 55.5 x 33.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

    Folder Number:

    207-003-001

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1967.PR01.003
    • Title: Sketches, plan, and photographs, "Rumble" Sofa
    • Dates of creation: circa 1967
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (furniture designer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 slides
    • 6 photographs
    • 1 drawing
    • 1 reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 19 x 15.5 cm sheet (largest): 30 x 21.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

    Folder Number:

    207-005-003

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1967.PR01.004
    • Title: Model, "Rumble" Sofa
    • Dates of creation: circa 1967
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (furniture designer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 model

    Dimensions:

    model: 24 x 24 x 5 cm

    Physical Description:

    Wooden model comprising of 10 movable pieces.

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

    Folder Number:

    207-008-001

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1967.PR01.005
    • Title: Photographs, videos, digitized drawings and project descriptions, “Rumble” Sofa
    • Dates of creation: 2001 - 2018
    • Form: drawings, born digital, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most common file formats: JPEG File Interchange Format, Audio/Video Interleaved Format, Microsoft Word for Windows, Tagged Image File Format.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 66 digital files (425 MB)

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

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