Serie Up 2000 Chair
for B&B Italia
The Serie Up 2000 designed by Gaetano Pesce for B&B Italia is not just a lounge chair with a stool. 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, an icon of modernity, the metaphor of the female figure that is endowed with a comfortable womb and is yet a prisoner. This unrivaled icon of design is available in a junior version, which is identical to the original except for being smaller in size.
BBItalia The Collection
As an Italian architect, designer, and urban planner, Gaetano Pesce is best known for his modern aesthetic that incorporates ordinary materials with experimental forms. Born in 1939, Pesce studied architecture at the University of Venice, learning from the tutelage of both Ernesto Rogers and Carlo Scarpa. Throughout 1958-1963, Pesce participated in Gruppo N, a design collaboration that focused on creating art similar in program to that of the Bauhaus. His architectural work often featured natural elements, including his work in Osaka, Japan in creating the Organic Building. Pesce’s industrial design led to collaborations with B&B Italia, Vitra, and Cassini; much of which include pieces that embody his usual wit and style. Many of his 3D models and prototypes are featured in the permanent collections of museums around the world, including MoMA in New York City, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Triennale Museum in Milan.