UP5 chair and UP6 ottoman
Italy, 1969 / 1992
stretch fabric over polyurethane foam and rubber
43½ w × 48 d × 41 h in (110 × 122 × 104 cm)
This UP5 chair, also known as La Mamma, and UP6 ottoman were made in 1992 by B & B Italia with original 1969 upholstery. Five examples of each were produced for a select group of museums and collectors.
provenance: Specially made by B & B Italia for the present owner
literature: Gaetano Pesce Architecture Design Art, Vanlaethem, pg. 52 discusses the UP series Repertorio 1950-1980, Gramigna, pg. 288 100 Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum, von Vegesack, ppg. 50-51