Gaetano Pesce (born 8 November 1939) is an Italian architect and a design pioneer of the 20th century. Mr. Pesce was born in La Spezia in 1939, and he grew up in Padua and Florence. During his 50-year career, Mr. Pesce has worked as an architect, urban planner, and industrial designer. His outlook is considered broad and humanistic, and his work is characterized by an inventive use of color and materials, asserting connections between the individual and society, through art, architecture, and design to reappraise mid-twentieth century modern life .
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In 1959, he commenced his studies of architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Venice, and from 1961 to 1965, attended the new Venice College of Industrial Design, an experimental school whose teachers included Ernesto Rogers, Mario Bellini, Carlo Scarpa, Richard Sapper, and Giuseppe Mazzariol. Before completing his studies, Pesce opened a studio in Padua with Milena Vettore, a young designer he had met at the Venice College of Industial Design. Pesce lives and works primarily in New York, although he maintains a studio in Paris, where he lived for many years. He is the designer of the "I Feltri" armchairs, the "Table La massa schiaccia le minoranze", and the Table with Twelve Legs located in the Shaughnessy House in Montréal, Québec.
Italian, American
Artist, Architect, Designer, Furniture Designer
Gaetano Pesce, Gaetano Pesshe, Gaʼeṭano Pesheh
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