Gaetano Pesce, 2019

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Up series, designed by Gaetano Pesce in 1969, the iconic chair with ottoman UP5_6 wears a special dress: a beige/petrol green striped fabric based on the original colour palette.


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The configuration of this armchair has anatomical characteristics and unmistakable anthropomorphous references. The chair is a metaphor of a large comfortable womb and recalls ancient statues of fertility goddesses. However, it has something extra: a spherical ottoman tied to the armchair. Therefore, the image of comfort and convenience is combined with a more figurative image of a woman with a ball and chain on her foot. Gaetano Pesce explains the project as follows: “At that time, I was telling a personal story about my concept of women: I believe that women have always been unwilling prisoners of themselves. This is why I decided to give this armchair the shape of a woman with a ball and chain, a traditional image of a prisoner.” Over the years, the UP5_6 armchair has become an international icon with different names, from “Big Mama” to “Blow Up”. It is still a very popular item.

Up 50 B&B Italia
Up 50 B&B Italia
Up 50 B&B Italia
Product Name

UP 50


B&B Italia

Designer and year

Gaetano Pesce, 2019

Product code


Available versions

Single color in petroleum-beige striped Soara fabric, Two-tone (with pouf in petroleum green)


120 cm


130 cm


103 cm

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