By Gaetano Pesce for Fish Design
During his career, which spans four decades with commissions in architecture, urban planning, interior, exhibition, and industrial design, Gaetano Pesce, the architect and designer, has conceived public and private projects in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. In all his work, he expresses his guiding principle: that modernism is less a style than a method for interpreting the present and hinting at the future in which individuality is preserved and celebrated.
Born in La Spezia, Italy, in 1939, Pesce studied Architecture at the University of Venice from 1958 to 1963 and was a participant in Gruppo N, an early collective concerned with programmed art patterned after the Bauhaus. He taught architecture at the Institut d’Architecture et d’Etudes Urbaines in Strasbourg, France, for 28 years, then Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Domus Academy in Milan, Polytechnic of Hong Kong, Architectural School of Sao Paulo, and finally Cooper Union in New York City, where he has made his home since 1980, after living in Venice, London, Helsinki, and Paris.
Pesce’s work is featured in over 30 permanent collections of the most important museums in the world, such as MoMa of New York and San Francisco, Metropolitan Museum in New York, Vitra Museum in Germany, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Pompidou Center and Musee des Arts Décoratifs of Louvre in Paris; he exhibits art in galleries worldwide.
Made in soft resin, this multicolored clear resin vase boasts a solid, undulating base that makes it a striking addition to any modern interior.
Each piece is expertly handcrafted to order, resulting in slight variations in color and hue from the displayed image. Size large and extra-large are pictured.
- Resin vase, handcrafted in Italy
- Matt red, cobalt blue, and yellow
- Height 14.2 inches, diameter 8.7 inches
- Not recommended to be placed in bright sunlight