B&B Italia will support the Design Museum in London by donating a Camaleonda sofa by Mario Bellini and a vacuum packed Up3 armchair by Gaetano Pesce to the benefit auction "Time for Design" (from 22th to 28th April).
The goal of the auction, curated by Deyan Sudjic, director of the museum, in collaboration with the auction House Phillips, is to raise funds to devote to the design museum’s ambitious project of creating in the new Holland park location, in Kensington high street, the world most dynamic and innovative museum dedicated to contemporary design and architecture.
Internationally renowned as an architect and designer, winner among others of 8 compasso d’oro and prestigious architecture awards including the medaglia d’oro conferred on him by the president of the Italian republic. He has given talks in the greatest centres of culture in the world and was editor of domus. His work can be found in the collections of major art museums. Moma in New York, which dedicated a personal exhibition to him, has 25 works of his in its permanent design collection. He has had countless exhibitions in his name in Italy and abroad.discover more
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 realized numerous projects in architecture, including the Hubin apartment in Pairs (1986), the organic building in Osaka (1990), the gallery Mourmans in Knokke-le zoute, Belgium (1994), the Schuman residence in New York (1994), the office for the advertising agency twba/chiat/day (1994), or monumental glass design elements for the palais des beaux arts of Lille (1996).discover more
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