Tramonto A New York Screen
Light shines over the city as the sun sets on New York; a kaleidoscope of colors streams through the windows of the skyscrapers illuminating the design screen by Gaetano Pesce. Inspired by the iconic sofa, Pesce has created the triptych room divider of the same name that reimagines the New York skyline as a work of art for the home. The city “the never sleeps” is recreated in phases by pouring colored resin into molds, producing, layer by layer, striking hues of the building facades. This complex, handcrafted process means that no two pieces are exactly alike. Cassina guarantees the uniqueness of each piece with a plaque indicating the year of the project, its sequential production number, the Cassina logo, and the signature of the artist, Gaetano Pesce.
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.