The iconic 'Up' chair was designed in 1969 by Gaetano Pesce for B & B Italia, unconventionally produced from a single block of moulded rubber foam - it has no internal support or frame work, yet the structure is both dense and buoyant! Apparently depicting an ancient female fertility form, the ottoman - originally tethered to the chair, is Pesces' suggestion of the "confines" and self "imprisonment" of women. This example is without the original jersey covering and has had a latex spray to protect the foam. The rubber tie for the ottoman is missing.
- CreatorGaetano Pesce (Designer)
- In the Style Of
- Place of origin
- Date of manufacture1980s
- Materials and techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
H 41.34 in. x W 47.25 in. x D 51.19 in.
H 105 cm x W 120 cm x D 130 cm
- Seat height15.75 in. (40 cm)
- Seller locationOxfordshire, GB
- Seller reference numberAPC036
- Sold AsSet of 2
- Reference numberLU106201869032
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