Gaetano Pesce

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Up chair, designed for C&B Italia (now B&B Italia), 1969
I Feltri, designed for Cassina (1987)

Gaetano Pesce (born 1939) is an Italian architect and designer.


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 such as the Cooper Union in New York and the Institut d'Architecture et d'Etudes Urbaines in Strasbourg.[1] Some of his designs have been included in the collections of the MoMA and the Victoria and Albert Museum.[2] He is known for experimenting with new materials, and resin has become his signature material.



  1. ^ Vanlaethem, France (1989). Architecture, design, art (1. publ. in the United States of America. ed.). New York: Rizzoli. ISBN 0847810860. 
  2. ^ a b reddot online (2006-02-07). "Gaetano Pesce is AW Ontwerper van het Jaar". Retrieved 2007-03-27. 
  3. ^ Chrysler design awards homepage
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  5. ^ Press release

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