Gaetano Pesce. Crosby chair. 1998
Pesce’s Crosby chair, named for the location of his New York workshop, is a bright and colorful design that is also two-faced: the somewhat eerie smile suggested by the holes pierced in its back is balanced by the subtler profile formed by its seat. The chair was made with industrial synthetic material but treated like a craft piece: only about forty were produced (four of them child-sized), and the colors and details are unique to each one.
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