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UP 3

1969 (designed), 1970 (manufactured)
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Materials and Techniques
polyurethane foam, nylon-jersey cover
Brief Description
model Up 3; Italian 1969 des. G.Pesce man. C&B Italia, Milan
  • Width: 97.7cm
  • Height: 119cm
  • Depth: 66cm
Gallery Label
UP 3 chair Gaetano Pesce (born 1939) 1969, manufactured 1970 The UP series of chairs were made from vacuum packed moulded polyurethane foam. Once purchased, the user unwrapped the PVC packaging and the chair would spring back into life, returning to its original form. The act of buying and using furniture was thus transformed into a performance. Italy Manufacturer: C&B Italia S.p.A, Novedrate Polyurethane foam, nylon jersey cover V&A: Circ.211.1970 image caption: UP Chair, publicity photograph, C&B Italia S.p.A., early 1970s(September 2008)
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record createdOctober 1, 2008
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