by Studio DDL

Joe Gold, the lounge chair by Poltronova, has the shape of an oversized baseball glove and was designed in 1970/1971 as a homage to the legendary baseball player Joseph Paul “Joe” DiMaggio by the Italian design trio Studio DDL. In the TAGWERC Design STORE you can purchase the Joe Gold baseball lounge chair as a licensed re-edition of the original design from 1970/1971 with a guarantee of authenticity. The lounge chair Joe Gold is made by hand from the finest leather in Italy according to customer requirements – just like a professional baseball glove. Joe Gold is the limited special edition on the occasion of its 50th design anniversary.

Manufacturer Poltonova furniture and objects
Material Steel frame | Cowhide
Shipping 4 weeks
Inclusive Quality Check

7.907,56 £

excl. Vat, plus shipping costs

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Joe Baseball Armchair | Gold

In addition to the anniversary edition in gold and five other colour finishes in leather, there are also two material variants to choose from – Joe Jeans in blue and Joe Plush. The furnishing experts from the TAGWERC Design STORE will be happy to help you with material samples for the Joe baseball armchair if required. The lounge chair Joe is legendary: stars and celebrities from the most diverse areas love the lounge chair because of its uniqueness, luxurious workmanship and history. The Italian manufacturer Poltronova produces Joe by hand from the finest leather or fabric. Every baseball armchair is unique, shares its life with its buyer and gains a patina over time. This makes Joe more of an emotional companion than a functional piece of furniture that welcomes you after a hard day’s work and welcomes you with warmth and comfort, of course not to forget the exclusive style.

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Inspired by Pop Art and in the style of Radical Design by the designers Gionatan de Pas, Donato d’Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi (Studio DDL), the popularity of the baseball player Joe DiMaggio, centerfielder with the shirt number 5 for the New York Yankees, played a crucial role. DiMaggio embodied honesty, respect and loyalty. The son of Sicilian immigrants from humble backgrounds, he left school for sports at the age of 16. In 1949 he signed a contract with the New York Yankees for $ 100,000 a year. Marilyn Monroe was DiMaggio’s great love and they were a couple from 1952 to 1954. Until DiMaggio’s death in 1999, he regularly sent her red roses to her grave. Just as the New York Yankees no longer award the number 5 in his honor, Sudio DDL has set a design monument with the Joe lounge chair to the charismatic athlete with Italian roots.

Joe Gold consists of a steel frame that is padded with polyurethane foam. The robust cover of the XXL size armchair is made of soft, gold-coloured smooth leather. The armchair rests on castors, which keeps the Joe Gold leather armchair mobile despite its considerable size. With a width of 175 centimeters, a depth of 110 centimeters and a height of 95 centimeters, Joe Gold offers enough space to unwind and relax. Despite its sculptural shape, Joe Gold does not neglect comfort. The TAGWERC Design STORE recommends Joe Gold to all those who don’t want to do without comfort with something special.

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Joe Baseball Armchair

  • Cover
  • Upholstery fabric
  • Colour
  • Weight
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Fastness to light
  • Pilling
  • Fastness to rubbing
  • Frame
  • Structural frame
  • Upholstery
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  • Gold
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  • Type 6
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  • Grade 4 dry and wet
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  • Steel frame
  • Polyurethane foam


  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Weight
  • 187.00 cm
  • 123.00 cm
  • 95.00 cm
  • ca. 54 kg


  • Outdoor suitable
  • No
  • The JOE Baseball Armchair will be hand built for you after your order.

    Cowhide is a natural product and slight colour deviations are normal as skins absorb colours at different levels.

The JOE armchair was designed by
Studio DDL

Donato Durbino, Jonathan de Pas and Paolo Lomazzi
The designer Donato Durbino, Jonathan de Pas and Paolo Lomazzi from Studio DDL
Donato Durbino, Jonathan de Pas and Paolo Lomazzi from Studio DDL
Original Verliebt. Design objects by Studio DDL in the TAGWERC Design STORE.

Studio DDL is one of the most inspirational designers since the 1960s. Their design in the style of Radical Design reinterpret everyday objects in the style of Pop Art. Spectacular designs such as the armchair Joe characterize the Italian design trio.

Baseball Armchair JOE from Poltronova

Pouf JOE Ball from Centro Studi Poltronova

Weight 40 kg