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the up armchair by gaetano pesce highlights the treatment of women. milan design week 2019.

7 April 2019 - 14 May 2019

the up armchair, a marvelous piece of art that portrays a political statement by gaetano pesce, will be a leading art installation for milan design week 2019.

the original work by the italian designer and architect highlighted the treatment of women and the disparity between the sexes. the famous object, which itself is reminiscent of the female form, was tied to a spherical footrest, embodying the image of a woman being a prisoner, tied to the prejudice of men. to mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic work, piazza duomo will host the 8 meter high ‘maestà soffrente’ installation during salone del mobile 2019, created by pesce for the occasiothe original piece from the italian designer and architect was used to underline the treatment of women in a patriarchal society and the inequality of the sexes in what was perhaps the first industrial design project imbued with a political statement.

maestà soffrente was commissioned by b&b italia and the collection is titled UP5&6


piazza del duomo
piazza del duomo
milan, 20122 Italy
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