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Serie Up 2000 Chair

c. 1969

by Gaetano Pesce
for B&B Italia

Serie Up 2000 Chair

by Gaetano Pesce
for B&B Italia

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The Serie Up 2000 is not just an armchair 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. Designed for chil­dren aged over 3 years.

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Gaetano Pesce

Italy(1939)

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.

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