De Pas D'urbino and Lomazzi 'Joe Seat' in Black Fabric
Gionathan de Pas & Donato D'Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi for Poltronova, glove chair, fabric rope, 1970s, Italy.
'A chair that fits like a glove'.
This extraordinary chair is named the 'Joe Seat' and was dedicated to the legendary baseball champion, Joe DiMaggio, the giant Joe Seat was designed in 1970 by Italian architects 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 cult Classic. This comfortable chair is upholstered in a very dark grey almost black fabric, which is rare to find as most of these chairs are upholstered in leather.
This inviting and immensely comfortable armchair has a steel frame with a preformed polyurethane foam padding, resting on four castors.
Literature: Gramigna, Giuliana. Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-2000 per L'Arredamento Domestico. Allemandi: Torino, 2003, p. 189.