Feb 10, 2012

Friday Finds ~ Yarn Chair

I was tagged in a conversation to identify this chair..I had no information, but this picture to begin my research...Just like most of the things I write about....An interesting three hours later, this is what I found :)


Gaetano Pesce Up Collection
Since its first appearance, the Up series, designed in 1969, has been one of the most outstanding expressions of design. The exceptional visual impact of seven models of seats, in various sizes, has made them unique in time. Up5 is the collection’s most famous, a female figure tied to a ball-shaped ottoman symbolizing the shackles that keep women subjugated’. 

A large sculpture that celebrates both the modern and the traditional, the UP7 “foot” is almost an archaeological relic of the modern era, expressing a fusion of art and design. Elastic fabric cover is available in black, red, yellow, blue and dark green, besides the beige and orange striped solution.

Bayfit® (Bayer®) flexible cold shaped polyurethane foam

jersey fabric

Bottom base
fabric 100% jute
Information and picture source: bonluxat.com

Beautiful isn't it..a cool stretch of imagination ...it looks like the ottoman/ball of yarn is going to roll away any moment!! A classic 60's design. I feel good when I find sufficient information about an object / piece or furniture item when all I had was a small picture or a minute long glimpse at the antique mall to start with. It does make every blogging minute worthwhile! :)


  1. I'm so glad you figured out what it is. Great sleuthing!

    1. thanks Dana, its a great feeling and you too know that for sure..i was very happy to have figured it out all by myself..it was a bit intimidating when u and moggit girls dint know much about it..but then...it was a proud moment when i figured it out!! :) where would i be with out the internet!!


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