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UP 3 Chair, 1969

This is a chair. It was designed by Gaetano Pesce and produced by Cassina and Busnelli Italia (C & B). It is dated 1969 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is polyurethane foam, fabric. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Estate of Frederick N. Babbish and agent: Robert N. Babbish. It is credited Gift of the Estate of Frederick N. Babbish.

Our curators have highlighted 10 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Chair, Size 1, Scallop, 2016
  • shell: polypropylene; cushion: polyester and polyurethane; straps: polypropylene.
  • Gift of Convaid | R82.
  • s-e-2608
  • Up 1 Chair, 1969
  • molded polyurethane foam, stretch fabric upholstery.
  • Gift of the Estate of Frederick N. Babbish.
  • 1991-94-5

Its dimensions are

H x Diam: 69 x 102 cm (27 3/16 x 40 3/16 in. )

Cite this object as

UP 3 Chair, 1969; Designed by Gaetano Pesce (Italian, b. 1939); Italy; polyurethane foam, fabric; H x Diam: 69 x 102 cm (27 3/16 x 40 3/16 in. ); Gift of the Estate of Frederick N. Babbish; 1991-94-4

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