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 Superstudio: Misura series
 

Superstudio: Misura series

In the early 1970s, the avant-garde architectural group designed a series of conceptual furniture based on gridded histograms.

 

From the archive

Originally published in Domus 517/December 1972

Superstudio: histograms from the catalog from the Misura series
...During those years, it became clear to us that to continue drawing furniture, objects and other similar household decorations was not the solution to the problems of living in houses. Neither was it the solution to the problems of life itself, and even less did it serve to save one's soul...

Table from the catalog for Superstudio's <i>Misura</i> furniture series (1969/70).

Table from the catalog for Superstudio's Misura furniture series (1969/70).


The problem was thus one of becoming ever more detached from these design activities, perhaps adopting the theory of minimum effort in a generai reductive process. We prepared a catalogue of three-dimensional, non-continuous diagrams, a catalogue of architectural histograms with reference to a grid transposable into different areas or scales for the construction of a serene and immobile Nature in which finally to recognize ourselves.

The furniture and objects from the <i>Misura</i> series were covered in silk-screened plastic laminate, designed by Superstudio, manufactured by Zanotta.

The furniture and objects from the Misura series were covered in silk-screened plastic laminate, designed by Superstudio, manufactured by Zanotta.

From the catalog for Superstudio's <i>Misura</i> furniture series.

From the catalog for Superstudio's Misura furniture series.


Alabaster lamps from Superstudio's <i>Misura</i> furniture series.

Alabaster lamps from Superstudio's Misura furniture series.


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