by Studio DDL, 1970

The Joe Plush lounge armchair is one of four special editions that Poltronova has launched on the occasion of the 50th design anniversary. This special edition includes the Joe Jeans, Joe Plush, Joe Gold and Joe Whip armchairs. At TAGWERC, the official partner of Centro Studi Poltronova, you purchase the Joe Plush baseball lounge chair as a licensed re-edition of the original design from 1970/1971 with a guarantee of authenticity.

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

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Joe Plush Baseball Armchair

Joe 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. The lounge chair Joe Plush is made by hand from high quality faux fur in the colours ‚Taffy Pink‘, ‚Dove Grey‘ or ‚Baby Blue‘ by Poltronova. The material denim is as connected to the United States of America as baseball and the legendary baseball player “Joe”. The material, high-quality faux fur, is so soft and fluffy that you want to snuggle up in the Joe Plush armchair straight away. Joe Plush is a special edition.

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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 to the charismatic athlete with Italian roots with the Joe lounge chair.

In addition to the anniversary edition in gold and five other colour finishes in leather, there are also two material variants – Joe Jeans and Joe Plush – to choose from as a special edition. The furnishing experts from the TAGWERC Design STORE will be happy to help 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, family and friends 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.

Joe Plush consists of a steel frame that is padded with polyurethane foam. The robust cover of the XXL size armchair is made of hard-wearing faux fur in pink, grey or blue. The armchair rests on castors, which keeps the Joe Plush armchair mobile despite its considerable size. With a width of 175 centimeters, a depth of 110 centimeters and a height of 95 centimeters, Joe offers enough space to unwind and relax. Despite its sculptural shape, comfort is by no means neglected with Joe Plush. The TAGWERC Design STORE recommends Joe Plush as an eye-catcher for lofts, studios, dressing rooms, showrooms, boutiques and for all those, who dearly seek for something really special.

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Joe Baseball Armchair

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  • Virgin wool
  • Helanca
  • Nylon
  • Polyester
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  • Structural frame
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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 Baseball Armchair will be hand built for you after your order.

The JOE Baseball 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