The design seeks to basics in the environment. The imitation of natural forms has always been a source of inspiration for artists. Gaetano Pesce is a modernist designer who has incorporated different materials in his work. From waste fabric, to plastic manipulation, his career has been identified with a unique style. Pesce studied architecture in Venice and was there that he joined a post-Bauhaus group called Gruppo N. Later he taught in France, Milan, Hong Kong, Brazil and New York. He is part of over 30 permanent collections in museums renowned as MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Vitra Museum in Germany, Albert Museum in London and the Pompidou in Paris. His designs have always broken boundaries and seek a perpetual redefinition of both the content and the form. Two of his most important pieces are the Montanara chair, with a pattern that resembles a mountain, and Senza Fine Unica chair, made ​​of poly-chromatic PVC. He has also transfigured his dreamlike islands as tables. In 1993 he won the Chrysler Award for Innovation and Design . In 2006 he was awarded Designer of the Year and in 2009 won the award J. Lawrence Israel in New York.

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