Gaetano Pesce for Zerodesigno 'Nobody's Perfect' Dining Table
Gaetano Pesce for Zerodesigno, 'Nobody's Perfect' dining table, red, blue, green and yellow resin, metal, Italy, 2002.
This sculptural dining table is designed by Gaetano Pesce. The title of the table 'Nobody's Perfect' refers to the fact that Pesce came to terms with the fact that there is no such thing as a perfect design. He went to great lengths to demonstrate this fact as in this table nothing is standardized and the colored resin is done by hand on each item. It refers to the idea of authorship of its maker, as the maker of each item has a great influence on the final product. The table features a loose resin tabletop that can also be removed. Hence is functions as a playful reference to both a top and a cloth. This table by Pesce is exemplary for the designs and visions of the postmodern Italian radical design movement. The table is a piece that functions as an artwork and as a table.
Gaetano Pesce (1939) is a very versatile designer, architect, interior design, exhibition designer and Industrial designer. After his architecture degree in Venice he worked in various cultural fields besides design and architecture such as Kinetic and serial art, sculpting and film. He was one of the founders the 'N' Group, a movement that focusses mainly on programmed art. His oeuvre is known for the fact that is blurs the lines between design, art, urban planning and architecture. His use of materials is typical for postmodern design since he makes use of plastic, resin and foam.