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Latest acquisition in a flea market : an Italian book of the 80’s on the firm B&B Italia, showing sketches of furniture from designer Gaetano Pesce dating of 1969, which later became the “Up” ligne (picture below), but the round seat makes me think of the one designed by Irish artist Finn Stone for XL Boom a few years ago. The material is not the same, giving the XL Boom model a different aspect, but the shape is similar. Back in 1967, Finnish designer Eero Aarnio had already created a plastic round seat, but flatter. What if Finn Stone also holds, in its private library, this book from B&B Italia…?
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Sketches from Gaetano Pesce – 1969
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Sketch from Gaetano Pesce – 1969
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The complete “Up” range from Gaetano Pesce
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Finn Stone’s “Ball Chair”, XL Boom Design
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“Pastille” chair designed by Eero Aarnio, 1967