6 December 2000
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
GAETANO PESCE (B. 1939)
from an edition of six executed 1972-1973 by Bracciodiferro, draped form of moulded fibreglass, cloth and polyester resin
39½ x 52 x 47in. (100 x 52 x 47cm.)
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Exh. cat., Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Gaetano Pesce: Le Temps des Questions, July-October 1996 (p. 70, related designs illustrated).
Fashioned from a rectangular panel of fibreglass cloth, the form of the chair is determined by the actions of the individual production operator. The supple resin-impregnated cloth is suspended from wires or cables to suggest the basic form of the chair, whilst the impression of the seat itself is determined by the contours of the operative's own body. The mass then hardens to an individually-determined form. Bracciodiferro was a studio product line of Italian furniture manufacturer Cassina, responsible for a brief series of objects intended to underscore the contradictions between designers and industry.
Six chairs were produced 1972-1973 in black resin. A larger series of white chairs were produced during the same period.
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