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Big Mama Chair, Gaetano Pesce for B&B Italia

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Big Mama Chair by Gaetano Pesce for B&B Italia

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The Up 5 Chair and Up 7 Ottoman were both designed by Gaetano Pesce in 1969, representing a female inmate complete with a ball and a chain. Gaetano Pesce explained his design as “women being unwillingly their own prisoner”.

The chair is also known as the Big Mama or Blowup chair, since it was originally sold as a flat pack item, which would slowly inflate once the vacuum would be released from it plastic packaging.

Our version is a recent re-edition by B&B Italia. This very bulky set of furniture would provide a wonderful (comfortable) statement piece in any interior.



Condition: Overall good. There is some pilling on the fabric, notably on the back-left of the seat, refer to pictures. For the rest, no repairs or issues.

Origination: Italy, 2000s. Marked by B&B Italia on underside.


Approximate Dimensions:

Height: 103 cm
Width: 120 cm
Depth: 130 cm

Seating height: 42 cm




Additional information

Weight 200 kg

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