Joe pouf/footrest is designed by Donato D’Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi for Poltronova with padding preformed polyurethane, balancing placed internally, covering high quality soft leather cover. Available in wide range of colours.
For the fiftieth anniversary of Joe, was released Joe Ball, a leather footrest and pouf, whose shape and stitches are those of the classic baseball. A natural completion to the armchair, the pouf has a weight inside which also makes it steady as a seat, preventing it from rolling. Joe Ball’s leather bears stamped the characteristic marks of Centro Studi Poltronova, of the fiftieth anniversary and of Joe. Joe ball has a very simple shape, but its cover requires using superb craftsmanship. Exactly as Joe, it’s produceed throught the technique of pre-formed expanded polyurethane, it took highly accurate manual work to faithfully reproduce the classic leather baseball on a giant scale. The leather cover is made like an haute couture dress, in order to ensure the very best quality, and each piece is unique. The seam is machine-sewn, and at the end of each seam, the threads are knotted together to make sure they stay tied even after many years. The metal eyelets are put in by hand. It then takes many hours to add the soft padding to the polyurethane foam, and to put the cover on and seal it, pulling the strings through the metal eyelets. Three signs branded onto the leather guarantee its authenticity: the name Joe, Centro Studi Poltronova logo and the Joe’s 50th anniversary mark.