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JOE
Armchair designed by De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi

Joe is a big comfortable chair in the form of a giant baseball glove, mounted on invisible wheels. With this project the designers, inspired by the poetics of Pop Art, gave material form to their admiration for the legendary American baseball star Joe Di Maggio. With a courageous shift of scale, they transformed the glove into a welcoming place to sit, inserting a hyperrealist figure borrowed from the world of art into the domestic environment.

 

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year
1970

typology
armchair

dimension
175 x 110 x 95[h] cm

materials
steel frame and preformed polyurethane foam padding, cover made from 10 sq meters of high quality soft leather

colours
wide range of colours

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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