Gaetano Pesce is an Italian sculptor, designer, and architect. He studied architecture in Venice, one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, at IUAV (Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia), where later became a teacher to other great artists, among whom were Carlo Scarpa and Ernesto Nathan Rogers, just to name a few.
In 1962, he started his career as a designer, collaborating with Italian producer company B&B Italia, one of the leading Italian companies on the international arena creating design furniture for home and public spaces.
B&B ITALIA was founded in 1966 by Piero Ambrogio Busnelli. It became one of the leading Italian companies in the international world of designer furniture for home and public places such as hotels, restaurants, and shops.
The company is based in Novedrate (Como), north of Milan. It is distinguished by an innovative industrial approach in manufacturing furniture using prime quality materials and exquisite modern design. It creates collections in collaboration with famous architects of international recognition as Antonio Citterio, Gaetano Pesce, Patricia Urquiola, Jean-Marie Massaud, Naoto Fukasawa, Nipa Doshi & Jonathan Levien, Vincent Van Duysen, and other. B&B Italia is rewarded with numerous prestigious awards, including no less than 4 Compasso D‘Oro prizes, the most prestigious honor in the field of industrial design.
The armchair I FELTRI, made of wool felt, evokes a shaman throne in modern styles. Its base is made of polyester resin, while the upper body is soft and malleable, wraparound anyone who sits on it as a royal mantle.
Gaetano Pesce has created these anthropomorphic armchairs SERIE UP the Italian producer C&B Italia, and immediately conquered the reputation of an unconventional designer in Italian panorama of the Sixties.