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

  • Period
    20th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Foam
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
    Dimensions
    41.34 in. H x 47.24 in. W x 51.18 in. D
    105 cm H x 120 cm W x 130 cm D
  • Seat Height
    15.75 in. (40 cm)
  • Dealer Location
    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Number of Items
    2
  • Reference Number
    LU106201869032
About the Seller

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Located in Oxfordshire, GB

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