Image: 'Up 1' armchair by Gaetano Pesce

Gaetano Pesce Seating

Until 23rd May 2021, 10am-2pm Museums Discovery Centre

Gaetano Pesce is a pioneering Italian architect and designer famous for designing objects at the nexus of furniture and art that experiment with new materials and unusual shapes.

Museums Discovery Centre will be displaying two iconic objects designed by Pesce that showcase the evolution of his work and interest in reflecting cities and their people.

The 1969 work Up1 Armchair, designed at a time when second-wave feminism was at its peak and the 1980 work Sunset in New York (pictured), made during an era when rampant consumption was on the rise.

Both objects embody Pesce’s goal of ‘designing something to represent our own time and not being nostalgic for the past’.

This display is free and no bookings are required.

To help plan your visit, please find information here about the measures we’ve put in place in response to COVID-19 to keep everyone safe.