Monday, July 26, 2004

up 5. chair.



Chris, a Funfurde reader, pointed me to the UP 5 chair by B&B Italia. It's part of the UP2000 series, which is based on a design first unveiled by Gaetano Pesce in 1969. The UP2000 furniture is described as "a series of seven seatings of various dimensions, upholstered in a particular stretch fabric, whose anthropomorphic forms conserve intact, thirty years after their first appearance, the great visual impact which made them unique in time and throughout the world." Whoa.

mother's. lap.
I think what all that boils down to is: "Hey, this furniture looked pretty funky in 1969 and it still looks pretty funky today." Which it does. The UP 5 (pictured) seems to be the most interesting of the bunch. The description sure is: "a large mother's lap which reminds us of votive statues of prehistoric goddesses of fertility." Whoa again.

made. of.
The UP2000 series is made of polyurethane foam, and although I haven't had the chance to try out any of this stuff, I've personally never been too taken with foam furniture. I couldn't find pricing, but I'm sure it's the typical out-of-reach-for-mortals amount. Still, one can always dream. And dream about prehistoric goddesses to boot. Whoa.

14 Comments:

Blogger Sweet Melissa said...

Hey I want one of those couches. I think they are great for teenagers or young pre-teens. What a good invention!

7:22 PM  
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7:22 PM  
Blogger jodie said...

hi., i just stumbled into yer blog.. im new here

10:50 PM  
Blogger siduahuruf said...

What an attractive chair!! Nice lookin

12:23 AM  
Blogger Feng Qin said...

Whoa... good taste eh? Anyway, keep it up!
Cheers!

4:16 AM  
Blogger Gaurav said...

Hey Pretty cool stuff , lets get these things rolling.

5:48 AM  
Blogger Urbanista said...

There is a famous photo of Dali sitting in this chair.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Axelle said...

Some friends of mine recently splurged on that chair and I can tell you that it looks fantastic in a large minimalist living area. And it's absolute bliss to sit in.

2:02 PM  
Blogger amras said...

that is a very nice chair

10:18 PM  
Blogger Chandira said...

Yes, all well and good, but is it cat-proof??
That is the true measure of a chair in my house...

2:27 PM  
Blogger Edster said...

Dang, if I only had a budget to reflect your style I'd be set.

8:31 PM  
Blogger the pr in ce ss said...

that is cool..im just new here..

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, I followed the link... I'm here... What do I win? Cat Furniture?

7:26 PM  
Anonymous ophelie said...

it is worth between 20 000 to 30 000 dollars. when created it was sold vacuum sealed in flat packs which would unfold once the seal was broken.pretty cool huh.

4:33 PM  

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