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TOVAGLIA NOBODY’S VENEZIA, GAETANO PESCE (2002)

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Free work by Gaetano Pesce for Zerodisegno representing the Venetian lagoon seen from the sky, realized and exhibited in September 2002 at the Café Florian in Venice on the occasion of the Architecture Biennale. Unique piece intended to be displayed on the wall as a modern “tapestry”.

Length : 76.77 in / 195 cm

Height : 0.39 in / 1 cm

Width : 37.01 in / 94 cm

Weigth : 4.41 lb / 2 kg

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    Categories: Vintage furniture

    Year of publication: 2002

    Inspiration: This free work by Gaetano Pesce was realized and exhibited in September 2002 at the Café Florian in Venice on the occasion of the Architecture Biennale. This unique piece intended to be displayed on the wall as a modern “tapestry” represents the Venetian lagoon seen from the sky. Made on the molds of the “Nobody’s” tablecloths, this work can also cover the top of the Nobody’s Table (embossed imprints of the grid under the piece).

    Origin: Italy

    Materials: Flexible polyurethane resin

    State: Very good condition

    Table sold separately

    Designer: Gaetano Pesce is an Italian architect who, in the early 1960s, rebelled against the industrial perfection of modernism by designing new furniture and objects whose form was both expressive and eccentric, more artistic than functional. Born in 1939 in La Spezia, Gaetano Pesce studied architecture in Venice and then explored innovative materials and technologies to create unique objects and buildings, never imagined before in order to differentiate themselves from mass production and that each work manufactured can be distinct. The Italian designer gives imperfection a new aesthetic value. If until now, the craftsman has been required to execute a model as close as possible to the drawing given by the creator, Gaetano Pesce takes the opposite view of this position. The craftsman appropriates the designer’s creation by interpreting it, just as the user appropriates a unique piece by choosing it among others of the same model. In 1975, then in 2002, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris devoted two important exhibitions to Gaetano Pesce in collaboration with the Centre Beaubourg.

    “Nobody’s perfect” collection: From the 70s, Gaetano Pesce develops a creative process that leaves room for randomness, allowing the manufacture of unique pieces within series productions. In 2001, he collaborated with the publisher Zerodisegno to create a collection of resin furniture: sideboards, shelves, chairs, armchairs and tables. The craftsman mixes colors and resin, pours the paste or pastes obtained into the mold, and with the help of a spatula, standardizes the thickness of the resin. Sometimes he mixes aromas, chosen according to the seasons. From his gesture is born a form that is never quite the same. The result is anthropomorphic silhouettes, more or less transparent depending on the coloration, which take the form of chairs, armchairs, shelves… For Gaetano Pesce, it is not necessary to manufacture rigid structures. The furniture can be flexible and transparent, even if it should confuse the user.

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    Gaetano Pesce was an Italian architect who, in the early 1960s, rebelled against the industrial perfection of modernism by designing new furniture and objects whose form was both expressive and eccentric, more artistic than functional.