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ArmchairB&B ITALIA – UP 50


The configuration of the chair has anatomical characteristics and unequivocal anthropomorphic references; it is in fact a large womb that recalls the votive statues of the prehistoric goddesses of fertility. With an extra element: a sphere that acts as a pouf linked to the body of the armchair. Therefore, the image of convenience and comfort overlaps with the more figurative one of the woman with the ball and chain. Gaetano Pesce tells the project as follows: “At that moment I was telling a personal story about my concept of woman: the woman has always been, in spite of herself, a prisoner of herself. So I liked to give this armchair a form of woman with the ball and chain, which is also the traditional image of the prisoner “.

Over the years, the UP5_6 armchair has become a true icon on an international level, taking on the most diverse names, from “Big Mama” to “Blow Up”, becoming the object of desire of a large audience.

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Dimensions120 × 130 × 130 cm