America Table

The idea of the table was conceived in 2011

About Gaetano Pesce

“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 Perfection is for machines, it is obsolete, gone,” Italian designer Gaetano Pesce has said.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.

Italian, b. 1939, La Spezia, Italy

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Gaetano Pesce: Molds (Gelati Misti), MOCA, Los Angeles, West Hollywood
2015
Kitchens & Invaders, Triennale Design Museum, Milan
2015
2015
Highlights from the Architecture + Design Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2014
NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, Museum of Arts and Design, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
GAETANO PESCE Multidisciplinarità, Galleria Ca' d'Oro, MIAMI
2016
Gaetano Pesce: Molds (Gelati Misti), MOCA, Los Angeles, West Hollywood
2015
for her: the Unforgettable Jewelry of Gaetano Pesce, The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Kaleidoscope: A World of Color, The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross, New York
2016
Democratic Design, The Modern Archive, Easton
2016
Of Cabinets and Curiosities, Chamber, New York
2015
Kitchens & Invaders, Triennale Design Museum, Milan
2015
2015
Highlights from the Architecture + Design Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2014
NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, Museum of Arts and Design, New York
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