Jonathan Nesci, ‘"Open House" centerpiece’, 2016, Casati Gallery
Jonathan Nesci, ‘"Open House" centerpiece’, 2016, Casati Gallery
Jonathan Nesci, ‘"Open House" centerpiece’, 2016, Casati Gallery
Jonathan Nesci, ‘"Open House" centerpiece’, 2016, Casati Gallery
Jonathan Nesci, ‘"Open House" centerpiece’, 2016, Casati Gallery
Jonathan Nesci, ‘"Open House" centerpiece’, 2016, Casati Gallery

"Open House", designed by Jonathan Nesci, is a centerpiece for the Renaissance Society's annual benefit dinner in 2016.
In the spirit of the Renaissance Society, "Open House" is an empty vessel that can that can be transformed by what it contains inside.
It's form, derived directly from an extruded shape contained in the logo of the Renascence Society, functioned both as a centerpiece on each of the dining tables, and as a lighting piece - hung from the ceiling.
All proceeds go towards The Renaissance Society.

Manufacturer: The Renaissance Society / casati gallery

About Jonathan Nesci

Jonathan Nesci designs furniture with a clean, minimalist aesthetic. “I am informed by the work that has preceded me and aim to add a building block in the continually changing landscape of product and process,” he says. The founder of HALE, an industrial design company based in the American Midwest, Nesci produces (usually matte-finished) monochrome pieces in industrial materials like concrete and metal. He derives his simple forms—as in the pieces from his “The New” series—from the observation of banal everyday designs; for “Nine “Variations” he created a line of polished aluminum shelves, chairs, and tables from elemental geometric shapes. Nesci’s Library Bookcase, a minimalist, partitioned wall shelf, won Wallpaper’s annual design award.

American, b. 1981