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Gaetano Pesce, ‘"Alda" and "Open Sky" table lamps’, 1990s/2003, Rago/Wright
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Gaetano Pesce

"Alda" and "Open Sky" table lamps, 1990s/2003

Cast resin, enameled metal, plastic, bells, two sockets each
27 × 26 1/2 × 8 in
68.6 × 67.3 × 20.3 cm
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Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce’s work is immediately recognizable for its exuberance …

Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce’s work is immediately recognizable for its exuberance in both colour and form. Dubbed the Frank Gehry of design, Pesce searches to challenge what we think about materials and how they should be used through experimentation with polyurethane foam, resin, and plastics. Alda

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Gaetano Pesce
Italian, b. 1939
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“I like beauty full of mistakes because we are human. Perfection is for machines, it is obsolete, gone,” Italian designer Gaetano Pesce has said. Throughout his career, Pesce’s exuberant work has experimented with color and industrial materials like polyurethane foam, resin, and plastics. Recent projects have been inspired by natural forms, like a couch that looks like a mountain range and tables that call to mind bodies of water (complete with miniature beaches and islands). But perhaps his most radical innovation is the combination of social commentary and design. In his iconic UP 5 & 6 sofa and ottoman from 1969, a curvaceous chair based on the female form with a ball and chain for an ottoman, the beautiful piece contains an embedded commentary on the oppression of women around the world.

Gaetano Pesce, ‘"Alda" and "Open Sky" table lamps’, 1990s/2003, Rago/Wright
Gaetano Pesce, ‘"Alda" and "Open Sky" table lamps’, 1990s/2003, Rago/Wright
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Paired with Brice Marden

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Rago/Wright

Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce’s work is immediately recognizable for its exuberance …

Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce’s work is immediately recognizable for its exuberance in both colour and form. Dubbed the Frank Gehry of design, Pesce searches to challenge what we think about materials and how they should be used through experimentation with polyurethane foam, resin, and plastics. Alda

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Unmarked
Gaetano Pesce
Italian, b. 1939
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“I like beauty full of mistakes because we are human. Perfection is for machines, it is obsolete, gone,” Italian designer Gaetano Pesce has said. Throughout his career, Pesce’s exuberant work has experimented with color and industrial materials like polyurethane foam, resin, and plastics. Recent projects have been inspired by natural forms, like a couch that looks like a mountain range and tables that call to mind bodies of water (complete with miniature beaches and islands). But perhaps his most radical innovation is the combination of social commentary and design. In his iconic UP 5 & 6 sofa and ottoman from 1969, a curvaceous chair based on the female form with a ball and chain for an ottoman, the beautiful piece contains an embedded commentary on the oppression of women around the world.

Gaetano Pesce

"Alda" and "Open Sky" table lamps, 1990s/2003

Cast resin, enameled metal, plastic, bells, two sockets each
27 × 26 1/2 × 8 in
68.6 × 67.3 × 20.3 cm
Bidding closed
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