Rare Yellow UP5 6 'Up' Armchair and Ottoman by Gaetano Pesce for B B Italia For Sale
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Rare Yellow UP5 6 'Up' Armchair and Ottoman by Gaetano Pesce for B B Italia

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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.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1980s
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    H 41.34 in. x W 47.25 in. x D 41.34 in.H 105 cm x W 120 cm x D 105 cm
  • Seat Height
    15.75 in. (40 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Oxfordshire, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    APC036
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU106201869032
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