B&B ITALIA - A BLACK 'BIG MAMA' CHAIR WITH FOOT STOOL
Designed by Gaetano Pesce
Made entirely of polyurethane foam called Bayfit®
Approx. 100cm tall x 115 wide
>> The chain is detached, upholstery in good condition but would benefit from a good clean
Serie Up 2000: The configuration of this armchair has anatomical characteristics and unmistakable anthropomorphous references. The chair is a metaphor of a large comfortable womb and recalls ancientstatues 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 armchair has become an international icon with different names, from "Big Mama" to "Blow Up". It is still a very popular item.
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