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'Joe' Lounge Chair by De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi for Poltronova, 1970s, Signed

$8,000
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This beautiful patinated leather "Joe" lounge chair by De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi for Poltronova is covered in a gorgeous and soft light brown / tan leather signed with artist embossed signatures, Poltronova brand logo and 'JOE' embossing. While this is considered a chair, it is large enough to seat 2 in loveseat fashion - or perfect for 1 with a cuddly dog or cat. Also deep enough to sink into and enjoy similar to a chaise. Designed in 1970, this leather "Joe" baseball glove chair is an early production example, by designers Jonathan de Pas, Donato D'Urbino, and Paolo Lomazzi who worked together since 1966 with a specific interest in creating furniture and temporary architecture with industrially advanced materials and technology. The 'Joe' chair is made with heavy duty steel frames and preformed polyurethane foam padding, the cover made from large amounts of very high quality soft leather. 'Joe' is a large and extremely comfortable club chair designed in the form of a monumental baseball glove which is mounted on hidden wheels which make for easy relocation. The designers, who were inspired by Pop Art, gave tribute to the legendary American baseball star Joe Di Maggio with wild exaggeration of scale - transforming the baseball glove into a welcoming place to lounge and a surreal experience of functional modern art to enjoy. This large 'Joe' baseball glove lounge chair would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Post-Modern room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an Apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Consider using as a side chair, bedside chair, fireside chair, dressing or changing room chair, hallway chair, entryway or mudroom chair, nursing or reading chair, conference room chair, guest chair, lobby chair, lounge chair or occasional chair ideal in virtually any setting. EXHIBITIONS: 1970: Joe first presented at the 10th Salone del Mobile, Milan 1972: Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, Museum of Modern Art, New York 2003: 1945-2000, Il Design in Italia: 100 Oggetti della Collezione Permanente, Palazzo della Triennale, Milan travelled to 28 further venues in Europe, Asia and Australia / La Fabbrica Bella, Centro Cultural Justiça Federal, Rio de Janeiro / Altman Building, New York 2005: Italian Beauty 100 Esemplari al Top, Stadio, Florence 2006 50+2Y Italian Design, National Art Museum of China, Beijing 2007 50 Years of Italian Chairs, Innocentre, Hong Kong 2011 Le Fabbriche dei Sogni, Palazzo della Triennale, Milan 2011 Meet Design, Museo dei Fori Imperiali, Rome / Palazzo Bertalazone, Turin 2014 Festival Cortona On The Move, IV Edition, Cortona, Italy 2014 Presentazione Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere della Sera, Milano 2015 Festival Cortona On The Move, V Edition, Cortona, Italy 2015 Creativa Produzione—La Toscana e il design Italiano 1950—1990, Fondazione Ragghianti, Lucca, Italy 2017 Festival Cortona On The Move, VII Edition, Cortona, Italy 2018 Joeuts à Jouer — Oggetti nella foresta, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Bruxelles, Belgio 2019 Collezione permanente Museo del Design Italiano, Triennale di Milano, Milan / I–Made — Italian Manufacture Art & Design exhibition, Saatchi Gallery, London / Take a sit, Saatchi Gallery, London / Porto Design Biennale, Palácio das Artes Fundação da Juventude, Porto MEASUREMENTS: H 38" x W 72" x D 48" Seat Height: 18" Seat Depth: 27.5" CONDITION: Overall good condition with staining to leather. The leather is soft and very usable, does not need to be reupholstered. While the staining is visible, it does not affect the feel or stability of the leather. Ready for immediate use.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 38 in. (96.52 cm)Width: 72 in. (182.88 cm)Depth: 48 in. (121.92 cm)Seat Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Overall good condition with staining to leather. The leather is soft and very usable, does not need to be reupholstered. While the staining is visible, it does not affect the feel or stability of the leather. Ready for immediate use.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330220970302

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