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GAETANO PESCE
Felt Chest and Closet, 1987 Felt, resin, epoxy, wo...

Felt Chest and Closet, 1987

Felt, resin, epoxy, wood and paper

84.75 x 59 x 45.25 inches

215 x 150 x 115 cm

Born in 1939 in La Spezia, Italy, Gaetano Pesce graduated with a degree in architecture from the University of Venice in 1965. His multidisciplinary practice encompasses architecture, urban planning, interior design, and industrial design. Pesce’s architectural projects include the Organic Building of Osaka in Japan (1990), a precursor to the ‘living wall,’ “in which the “co-existence of greenery, architecture, and human beings,” is the concept. Perhaps his best known project is the design for the advertising agency TBWA\Chiat\Day’s offices in New York (1994), a radical experimental layout that is considered the first mobile office.

 

Pesce has taught at several institutions including Cooper Union in New York, and the Institut d'Architecture et d'Etudes Urbaines in Strasbourg. His work is included in the permanent collections of museums worldwide such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Pesce currently lives and works in New York.

 

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Gaetano Pesce: Age of Contaminations - Exhibitions
October 24 - December 14, 2019
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
Static - Exhibitions
Curated by Glenn Adamson
January 10 - February 11, 2017
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
Gaetano Pesce Adds 'Performance Artist' to His Por...
Gaetano Pesce Adds 'Performance Artist' to His Portfolio
The New York Times
November 14, 2019
New York exhibition displays rarely seen furniture...
New York exhibition displays rarely seen furniture by Italian architect Gaetano Pesce
Dezeen
November 11, 2019
Radical Recollection - Press
Radical Recollection
AN INTERIOR
October 30, 2019
The Staying Power of Gaetano Pesce - Press
The Staying Power of Gaetano Pesce
Surface Magazine
October 28, 2019
At 79, Design Legend Gaetano Pesce Still Has Work...
At 79, Design Legend Gaetano Pesce Still Has Work to Do
Architectural Digest Pro
October 24, 2019
Gaetano Pesce: still breaking the mould at eighty...
Gaetano Pesce: still breaking the mould at eighty
The Design Edit
October 24, 2019
The T List - Press
The T List
T Magazine
October 23, 2019
The 5 Best-Designed Items of October - Press
The 5 Best-Designed Items of October
WSJ Magazine
October 2, 2019
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