Designed in 1969, from the onset the up series has been one of the most outstanding expressions of design with its expressive shapes upholstered with elastic fabric. The seven items that form it include the armchair and pouf up5_6, icon of modernity, metaphor of the female figure that is endowed with a comfortable womb and is yet a prisoner. This unrivalled icon of design is available in a junior version, which is identical to the original except for being smaller in size.
Born in la Spezia, Italy, in 1939 and educated in venice, Gaetano Pesce has become prominent in several fields – architecture, interior design, graphics, film…. He realized numerous projects in architecture, including the Hubin apartment in paris (1986), the organic building in Osaka (1990), the Gallery Mourmans in Knokke-le Zoute, Belgium (1994), the Schuman residence in New York (1994), the office for the advertising agency Twba/Chiat/Day (1994), or monumental glass design elements for the Palais des Beaux Arts of lille (1996). The architect’s reputation has also been built upon exuberant experimentation in the area of industrial design and furnishings, including development of a series of now iconic chairs, like the up series, tables and lamps. In addition to maintaining long-standing relationships with such landmark furniture manufacturers as B&B Italia, Cassina and Vitra international, Gaetano Pesce has launched the New York city companies fish design and open sky to develop and manufacture home design objects, lighting and jewellery for the consumer market. Gaetano Pesce’s work is represented in the permanent collections of leading museums internationally, including the MoMA, the San Francisco museum of modern art, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the Centre Geoges Pompidou in Paris, and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the Centre Canadien D’Architecture in Montréal.
Founded in 1966 as the result of the entrepreneurial farsightedness of Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, B&B Italia is a leading Italian company in the international scene of design furnishings for both home (B&B Italia home division) and contract purposes (B&B Italia contract division). The firm distinguished itself from the onset for its industrial calling by introducing a managerial approach to corporate organisation, thus going against the handcrafting, family-run rationale typical of the sector. Based in the north of Milan, the firm’s prestigious headquarters were designed by R. Piano and R. Rogers in 1972. Its products have contributed to writing the history of Italian design, the adventurous history of the success of taste, technologies and creativity that have made Italy famous throughout the world and distributed the “made in Italy” brand on international markets. The collection of B&B Italia furnishings issues from the skill to represent contemporary culture and to promptly respond to the evolution of living habits and requirements. Modern furnishing elements that are strongly distinctive and characterized by exceptional quality and timeless elegance are the result of the unique union of creativity, innovation and industrial know-how.
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