Dalí’s surreal Leda chair brought to life

Inspired by Femme à Tête de Roses, the feet of BD Barcelona’s three-legged, polished-cast-brass chair slip into high heels, while its curving backrest segues into a hand

BD Barcelona brass Leda chair, £25,108
BD Barcelona brass Leda chair, £25,108

The Salvador Dalí collection of furniture and lighting by Spanish manufacturer BD Barcelona remains faithful in every detail to the artist’s paintings – gaining approval from the Gala‑Salvador Dalí Foundation. Its success lies in Dalí’s friendship with the company’s co-founder Oscar Tusquets Blanca. In 1972, Dalí appointed Tusquets as architect of the Mae West room at the Teatre-Museu in Figueres and tasked him with recreating his iconic “lips” paintings as a sofa (their design is not to be confused with Dalí’s earlier collaboration with Edward James, producing just five pieces). A polyethylene version of the sofa for outdoor use (£2,131) remains a BD Barcelona bestseller. Tusquets was fascinated by Dalí’s 1930s sketchbooks and went on to recreate the surreal Leda chair (£25,108) and low table (£20,310) from Dalí’s 1935 painting Femme à Tête de Roses. The feet of the three-legged, polished-cast-brass chair slip into high heels, while its curving backrest segues into a hand.

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