Utopia: Lost and Found /01 April 2008


Gaetano Pesce

UP5 chair and UP6 ottoman
B&B Italia
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

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $3,600

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