Born in La Spezia, Italy, in 1939 and educated in Venice, Gaetano Pesce has become prominent in several fields – architecture, interior design, graphics, film. He realised numerous projects in architecture, including the Hubin apartment in Paris (1986), the Organic building in Osaka (1990), the Gallery Mourmans in Knokke-le Zoute, Belgium (1994), the Schuman residence in New York (1994) or monumental glass design elements for the Palais des Beaux Arts of Lille (1996). The architect’s reputation has also been built upon exuberant experimentation in the area of industrial design and furnishings, including development of a series of now iconic chairs, like the UP series, tables and lamps.