Born in La Spezia, Italy, in 1939, Pesce studied Architecture at the University of Venice (from 1958 to 1963) and was a participant in Gruppo N, an early collective concerned with programmed art patterned after the Bauhaus. ... Read more
During his career, Gaetano Pesce had the opportunity of taking part in architecture, urban planning, interior, exhibition and industrial design.
Architect and designer, Gaetano Pesce expresses his guiding principle in all his works: that modernism is less a style than a method for interpreting the present and hinting at the future in which individuality is preserved and celebrated.
Renowned for his projects and a mentor for many, Pesce taught architecture at the ‘Institut d’Architecture et d’Etudes Urbaines’ in Strasbourg, France, for 28 years, at the Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, at the Domus Academy in Milan, at the Polytechinc of Hong Kong, at the Architectural School of Sao Paulo and at the Cooper Union in New York City, where he has made his home since 1980, after living in Venice, London, Helsinki and Paris.
Pesce’s work is featured in over 30 permanent collections of the most important museums in the world, such as MoMa of New York and San Francisco, Metropolitan Museum in New York, Vitra Museum in Germany, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Pompidou Centre and ‘Musee des Arts Décoratifs’ of Louvre in Paris; he exhibits art in galleries worldwide.
His award winning designs include the prestigious Chrysler Award for Innovation and Design in 1993, the Architektur and Wohnen Designer of the Year in 2006 and the Lawrence J. Israel Prize from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York in 2009.Read more
Gaetano Pesce Furniture Designs
348 Notturno a New York is a structural modernist sofa with high-definition "tapestry".