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  • Provenance

    Fulvio Ferrari, Italy; Private Collection, USA; Lot 189, Los Angeles Modern Auctions, October 25, 1998; Lot 11, Sotheby's New York, June 8, 2005

  • Literature

    Giuliana Gramigna, Repertorio 1950/1980, Milan, 1985, p. 343; Juli Capella and Quim Larrea, Designed by Architects in the 1980s, New York, 1988, p. 105; Penny Sparke, Italian Design: 1870 to the Present, London, 1988, p. 194 for a similar example; Albrecht Bangert, Italian Furniture Design: Ideas Styles Movements, Munich, 1988, p. 105 for an example of the prototype in green; Flavio Conti, I Pogettisti Italiani De Pas D’Urbino Lomazzi, Rima, 1989, pp. 70-71 for similar early examples; Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., Designing the 21st Century, Cologne, 2001, p. 188 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    Only two prototypes of the "Joe" chair are known to exist. The extant example and one in green.

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Prototype “Joe” chair

1969
Coated molded polyurethane foam. Manufactured by Poltronova, Italy.
34 1/8 in. (86.7 cm) high

Estimate
$14,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $16,800

Design and Design Art

24 May 2007
2pm New York