Rare early edition coat rack Mod. "Cactus"
Polyurethane foam structure painted in green colour
New wooden structure available for improved stability
DESIGNER Guido Drocco (1942) & Franco Mello (1945)
DIMENSIONS D. 70 x H. 170 /cm.
Italian Design 1965-1985 / RADICAL, The Dennis Freedman Collection, pg. 73
SuperDesign - Italian Radical Design 1965-75, The Monacelli Press, pg. 45, 74, 77
Cactus is not only the subject of several, free and often ambiguous interpretations, but also the revolutionized icon of Italian design. It transformed the domestic landscape, expanding the borders between indoor area and outdoor space. Cactus, acting simultaneously as an ironic totem, embodies the grit, the imagination and the humour of the design of the 1970's. The radical element is illustrated in its complexity and freedom of interpretation. The Cactus itself attract people's attention, as well as it can perform its function, but also be used as a merry decorative element.