joe lounge miniature
Polyurethane foam, leather.
The giant, leather, baseball-glove chair, first produced in 1970, was named for famous 1950s–’60s baseball player Joe DiMaggio, who was married to Marilyn Monroe. This leather glove-chair is disarmingly out of context and out of scale; in these aspects it follows the formula of the American Popart movement, which had first been introduced to Italy at the Venice Biennale of 1964, where the hand-sewn soft sculptures of Claes Oldenburg were shown.
A pre-formed foam settee covered in leather, Joe is playful and witty, but also ergonomically comfortable. The hand welcomes and protects the sitter; form and function reinforce one another.
joe lounge miniature: 5.75"w · 11.75"d · 7.5"h
Constructed at a 1:6 scale and packaged in a wooden crate.