Davide Iafisco: Smooth Futurist Paneled Bent Dublin

Product Number: 002-702-0084

Started in Milan in 1909, the Futurist movement was an avant-garde approach to art that prioritized speed and dynamism. Aesthetically, Futurism aligned closely with Cubism but with an added social aspect that rejected tradition in admiration of technology, youth, and urban industrialism. Sculptures and paintings during in the Futurism scene were marked by crisp, geometric lines, abstract forms, dynamic momentum, and vivid colors.

Bringing that same avant-garde style to pipemaking, Italian artisan Davide Iafisco presents this Futurist bent Dublin. Immediately, the profile reveals a strong sense of forward-rushing momentum, the subtle bend of shank and stem flowing dynamically into the squat, canted, and flaring bowl. When held, this speeding dynamism is accentuated by Iafisco's prevalent use of crisp ridgelines and striking facets. The entire piece is defined by hard lines — the paneled flanks of the shank, ridgelined heel, and diamond-shaped bowl. It's a stunning revitalization of the early 20th century movement and quite the creative application of Futurist design conventions reinterpreted into pipe form.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.45 in./138.43 mm.
  • Weight: 2.24 oz./63.50 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.15 in./29.21 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.21 in./56.13 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Panel
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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