by Centro Studi Poltronova, 2020

Joe Ball, the pouf and ottoman for the baseball lounge chair Joe by Poltronova, has the shape of a true-to-original baseball in XXL format. The Joe armchair was designed by the Italian design trio Studio DDL in 1970/1971 as a homage to the legendary baseball player Joseph Paul “Joe” DiMaggio. In the TAGWERC Design STORE you purchase the pouf Joe Ball as a license-made re-edition of the original design from 1970/1971 with a guarantee of authenticity. Joe Ball is handcrafted from the finest leather by Poltronova according to customer requirements – just like a professional baseball.

Manufacturer Poltonova furniture and objects
Material Polyurethane foam | Cowhide
Shipping 4 weeks
Inclusive Quality Check

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Joe Ball pouf

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary, Joe Ball was created, designed as a footrest for the Joe baseball chair and also excellently usable as a separate stool. Joe Ball is covered with leather in the desired colour and is shaped and provided with the typical seams of a classic baseball. As a natural complement to the Joe armchair, the pouf is stabilized by a weight inside, which at the same time prevents it from rolling away uncontrollably. In this way, Joe Ball can also be used perfectly as a stool. Similar to a medicine ball, which promotes dynamic sitting and is often used for therapeutic purposes, Joe Ball also promotes active sitting. The characteristic symbols of Centro Studi Poltronova, the 50th anniversary and Joe are embossed on the surface of Joe Ball.

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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.

The Joe Ball stool is the perfect complement to the legendary Joe lounge chair, loved by stars and celebrities from all over the world because of its uniqueness, luxurious workmanship and history. The Italian manufacturer Poltronova produces Joe Ball by hand from the finest leather. Every baseball is unique, shares its life with its buyer and gains a patina over time. This makes Joe Ball more of an emotional companion than a functional piece of furniture.

Joe Ball is padded with polyurethane foam. The robust cover of the XXL size baseball is made of smooth leather. The round pouf is equipped with a weight, which keeps it mobile, but prevents it from rolling around uncontrollably. With a diameter of 52 centimeters, Joe Ball is adapted to the Joe baseball chair. Despite its sculptural shape, comfort is by no means neglected with Joe Ball. The TAGWERC Design STORE recommends Joe Ball as a complement to the Joe Baseball armchair or as a standalone item for all those who need a decorative stool and are looking for 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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  • VIN33090
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  • Type 6
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  • Grade 4 dry and wet
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  • Polyurethan
  • Polyurethane foam


  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Weight
  • 55.00 cm
  • 55.00 cm
  • 55.00 cm
  • ca. 8 kg


  • Outdoor suitable
  • No
  • The JOE Ball Pouf is made by hand for you after your order.

    Cowhide is a natural product and slight colour variations are normal as hides absorb colours differently.

The JOE Ball was designed by
Centro Studi Poltronova

Joe Baseball Armchair
Joe Baseball Armchair
Joe Baseball Armchair
Original Verliebt. Design objects by Centro Studi Poltronova in the TAGWERC Design STORE.

Centro Studi Poltronova produces some of the most inspiring design classics of the 20th and 21st centuries. Her designs in the style of Radical Design and Postmodernism completely reinterpret everyday objects. Spectacular designs like the Joe armchair are the hallmark of this collection at TAGWERC.

Baseball Armchair JOE from Poltronova

Pouf JOE Ball from Centro Studi Poltronova

Weight 40 kg