Gaetano Pesce was born in La Spezia in 1939. He studied Architecture at the University of Venice. He has since worked worldwide as an architect and a designer for companies such as B&B Italia, Vitra and Cassina. His most famous building is the "Organic Building" in Osaka. He has lived in New York since 1980, and has been a guest professor in institutions like the Cooper Union in New York and the Institut d'Architecture et d'Etudes Urbaines in Strasbourg. Some of his designs have been included in the collections of the MoMA and the Victoria and Albert Museum. He is known for experimenting with new materials, and the material of resin has become his signature material.