May 11, 2013

B & B ITALIA SERIE UP 2000 DESIGN BY GAETANO PESCE




B & B ITALIA SERIE UP 2000 & UP JUNIOR
 DESIGN BY GAETANO PESCE




B & B ITALIA SERIE UP 2000 DESIGN BY GAETANO PESCE
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Since its first appearance, the up series, designed in 1969, has been one of the most outstanding expressions of design. The exceptional visual impact of seven models of seats, in various sizes, has made them unique in time. UP 5 is the collection’s most famous, a female figure tied to a ball – shaped ottoman symbolizing the shackles that keep women subjugated. A large sculpture that celebrates both the modern and the traditional, the UP 7 ‘’ foot ‘’ is almost an archaelogical relic of the modern era, expressing a fusion of art and design. Elastic fabric cover is available in black, red, yellow, blue and dark green, besides the beige and orange stripped solution.

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B & B ITALIA DESIGN BY RENZO PIANO & RICHARD ROGERS




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B&B Italia has been an international leader in the field of contemporary furnishings since 1966. Since then, its collection has progressively acquired new products that are acknowledged and recognised worldwide, to fill the ranks alongside evergreen products like Serie Up, Le Bambole and Diesis, now seen as icons of design history. Through its product range, B&B Italia has shown that it can offer a meaningful contribution to the culture of design by perceiving and anticipating trends and responding to changing tastes and living needs.
Antonio Citterio, Patricia Urquiola, Naoto Fukasawa, Gaetano Pesce, Studio Kairos, Paolo Piva, Mario Bellini, Jeffrey Bernett, Zaha Hadid and many others are the winning team that, along with the company’s internal Research and Development Centre, has contributed to the international success of B&B Italia. The vocation to innovation and technological experimentation in addition to aesthetics research, are the strenghts and strategic elements for the company’s development policy. In fact, B&B Italia was the first company in the world to perfect the technique of cold polyurethane foam mouldings, which radically changed the
way upholstered furnishings were built.
These strategic elements has brought about many awards both in Italy and abroad,
among them four “Compasso d’Oro” awards.





B & B ITALIA DESIGN BY RENZO PIANO & RICHARD ROGERS






















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GAETANO PESCE
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During his career, that spans four decades with commissions in architecture, urban planning, interior, exhibition and industrial design, Gaetano Pesce, the architect and designer, has conceived public and private projects in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
In all his work, he expresses his guiding principle: that modernism is less a style than a method for interpreting the present and hinting at the future in which individuality is preserved and celebrated.
Born in La Spezia, Italy, in 1939, Pesce studied Architecture at the University of Venice between 1958 to 1963 and was a participant in Gruppo N, an early collective concerned with programmed art patterned after the Bauhaus.
He taught architecture at the Institut d’Architecture et d’Etudes Urbaines in Strasbourg, France, for 28 years, at the Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, at the Domus Academy in Milan, at the Polytechinc of Hong Kong, at the Architectural School of Sao Paulo and at the Cooper Union in New York City, where he has made his home since 1980, after living in Venice, London, Helsinki and Paris.
Pesce’s work is featured in over 30 permanent collections of the most important museums in the world, such as MoMa of New York and San Francisco, Metropolitan Museum in New York, Vitra Museum in Germany, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Pompidou Center and Musee des Arts Décoratifs of Louvre in Paris; he exhibits art in galleries world wide.
His award winning designs include the prestigious Chrysler Award for Innovation and Design in 1993, the Architektur and Wohnen Designer of the Year in 2006 and the Lawrence J. Israel Prize from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York in 2009.
Pesce experience has been global, his innovations consistently groundbreaking. Boundaries between art, design and industry are irrelevant to him, as art is most certainly not something created and put on a pedestal: art is a product, it is our creative response to the needs of the time we live in.
AWARDS
IIC Lifetime Achievement Awards – Los Angeles 2010
 Lawrence J. Israel Prize, Fashion Institute of Technology – New York City 2009
Designer of the Year, «A&W Architektur and Wohnen» - Cologne 2006
Design Excellence Award, Philadelphia Museum of Art  - Philadelphia 2005
Good Design Award for the furniture collection "Nobody's perfect" –  Chicago 2003
Interior Design Magazine Award for the "Umbrella" chair – 1995
Chrysler Award for Innovation and Design – 1993
Special Prize at the Fourth International Lighting Design Competion for "Genesi?" – Tokyo 1973
Honorable Mention at the Locarno Film Festival for the film "Irreversione", Locarno – Switzerland 1968