Found Michetta – funky upholstered seating modules designed by Gaetano Pesce for Mer Italia at Design Conscious.
Estimate Â£15,000 – Â£20,000 ($22,740 – $30,320)
Sale 7838 20th Century Decorative Art & Design 21 April 2010 London, King Street
GAETANO PESCE (B. 1939)
GOLGOTHA CHAIR, 1972
limited prototypic production by Bracciodiferro SRL., Dacron-filled and resin soaked fibreglass cloth
39Â½ in. (100 cm.) high; 18Â¼ in. (46.5 cm.) wide; 66 in. (26 cm.) deep
ink stamp to underside Golgotha Gaetano Pesce Prodotta Da Bracciodiferro SRL
Alessandro Mendini, Italy; Galleria Colombari, Milan; Private Collection, France; Wright, Utopia, Lost and Found, Works from an Important Private Collection, 1st April 2008, Lot 810; Private Collection, Europe
Fashioned from a rectangular panel of fibreglass cloth, the form of the chair is determined by the actions of the individual production operator. The supple resin-impregnated cloth is suspended from wires or cables to suggest the basic form of the chair, whilst the impression of the seat itself is determined by the contours of the operative's own body. The mass then hardens to an individually-determined form. Bracciodiferro was a studio product line of Italian furniture manufacturer Cassina, responsible for a brief series of objects intended to underscore the contradictions between designers and industry.
Knitting Chair Donna by Gaetano Pesce is number 5 on the list of Sally Kuchar:
Sally Kuchar is the founder of sallyTV.com, a blog about her life as an interior designer (and design fanatic). She also has written for a plethora of design and architecture blogs, including MoCo Loco and Apartment Therapy. She’s currently residing in San Francisco in a tiny apartment that she painted black.
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Gaetano Pesce: ‘UP 5 and 6’ for B and B at milan design week 09
image © designboom
looking good at 40 years, the UP 5 & 6 is sill one of the most celebrated icons in the history of design. this anniversary is the occasion for a new version with silver upholstery and personalized serial numbers.