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Up5 Chair and its Ball-Shaped Ottoman

Since its first appearance, the UP series, designed in 1969 by avant garde Italian architect Gaetano Pesce, has been one of the most outstanding expressions of design. These days, the Up5 and its ball-shaped Ottoman are made from shaped polyurethane foam, then covered in a fabric of your choice. They look good, and comfy and are available at utilitydesign, the price starts at £300.

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4 responses to “Up5 Chair and its Ball-Shaped Ottoman” - Add yours!

  1. rom d said:
    April 12, 2008

    its so easy to fill in this great armchair, i tried it in utrecht

  2. Jose said:
    April 12, 2008


    If in one hand I like it because it seems confortable and its design is convincingly amusing, on the other hand I wonder if with the price tag that it carries, if it will sell in good numbers. Afterall it’s polyurethane

    Kind regards,


  3. Jamie said:
    April 14, 2008

    You can see it “in the wild” in the main library at North Carolina State University. Here’s one photo on flickr:

  4. Sean Riddolls said:
    February 20, 2009

    I saw this in a design store for $6500.00 in around 1999. I drooled over it for about half an hour before leaving. In 2004 I can across it again, in a high-end antiques and vintage furniture shop, for $2000.00. I was very tempted to get it, knowing its original value. I decided against based on my then finances. Now I am in the best financial condition of my life, just bought a condo am looking to furnish it with this unusual beautiful gargantuan piece.