The indisputable icon of Italian design on the international scale, the UP5_6 armchair, was produced in a version for children from age 3 up: UPJ.

The Junior version of the chair for children is perfectly proportioned to be the same as the original but with reduced dimensions. It is an actual design armchair – comfortable and playful at the same time, with a captivating shape and lively colours, to furnish with taste and enhance children’s rooms or the smaller spaces in tiny apartments.

Up Junior

  • Designer: Gaetano Pesce
  • Typology: Armchairs
  • Collection: B&B Italia
  • Year: 2014

UP5_6, an unrivalled icon of Italian design on the international stage, now presented in an unusual version designed for children aged over 3 years: UPJ. The new Junior version, which is identical to the original except for being smaller in size, is proposed as a design armchair both comfortable and playful; its attractive shape and its bright red colour will tastefully furnish and enhance spaces dedicated to children and even compact metropolitan apartments. UPJ, the latest “must” for all those who will not give up a seat – even a small one – that has a place in design history.

Technical information

  • Frame: Bayfit® (Bayer®) flexible cold shaped polyurethane foam
  • Cover: fabric in limited categories
  • Cover button: metallic base, 100% polyester fabric
  • Cover cord: 100% nylon
  • Bottom base: 100% jute fabric, black PVC trimming
  • Bottom base button: thick leather
  • Connection chain: plastic material
  • Elements for chain fixing: plastic material

ATTENTION: The product is not suitable for children under 36 months

Quality

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Gaetano Pesce

Born in La Spezia, Italy, in 1939 and educated in Venice, Gaetano Pesce has become prominent in several fields – architecture, interior design, graphics, film…. He realized numerous projects in architecture, including the Hubin apartment in Pairs (1986), the organic building in Osaka (1990), the gallery Mourmans in Knokke-le zoute, Belgium (1994), the Schuman residence in New York (1994), the office for the advertising agency twba/chiat/day (1994), or monumental glass design elements for the palais des beaux arts of Lille (1996). The architect’s reputation has also been built upon exuberant experimentation in the area of industrial design and furnishings, including development of a series of now iconic chairs, like the up series, tables and lamps. In addition to maintaining long-standing relationships with such landmark furniture manufacturers as B&B Italia, Cassina and Vitra international, Gaetano Pesce has launched the New York city companies fish design and open sky to develop and manufacture home design objects, lighting and jewellery for the consumer market. Gaetano Pesce’s work is represented in the permanent collections of leading museums internationally, including the museum of modern art and the metropolitan museum of art in New York city, the San Francisco museum of modern art, the Victoria and Albert museum in London, the musée des arts décoratifs and the centre geoges pompidou in Paris, and the musée des arts décoratifs and the centre canadien d’architecture in Montréal. In 1996 he was honoured with a career retrospective at the centre geoges pompidou in Paris.