Gionathan de Pas & Donato D’Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi for Poltronova, “JOE” (Joe DiMaggio) chair, fabric rope, Brass accents 1970s, Italy.
This extraordinary chair is named the ‘Joe’ and was dedicated to the legendary baseball champion, Joe DiMaggio. The Joe was designed in 1970 by Italian architects and designers Jonathan de Pas, Donato D’urbino and Paolo Lomazzi. Part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the whimsical chair design is now considered a design icon and cult classic.
This comfortable chair is upholstered in the original teal fabric, which is EXTREMELY rare to find, as most of these chairs have been (re)upholstered in leather. This inviting and immensely comfortable armchair has a steel frame with a preformed polyurethane foam padding, resting on four castors. This is NOT a beanbag chair. It is perhaps the most comfortable thing that I’ve ever sat upon. Each finger can be used as a backrest or even ottoman.
Fantastic. Literature: Gramigna, Giuliana. Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-2000 per L’Arredamento Domestico. Allemandi Publishing- Torino, 2003, 189