Why Hollywood set designers are turning to Gaetano Pesce’s idiosyncratic furniture

Feb 20, 2023 382


Recent whodunit “Glass Onion” centers around tech billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton) inviting an array of acquaintances to his private island. In one memorable scene, the group gathers by a resplendent pool. There, a foam lounge chair stands in stark contrast to the monochromatic seating and sculptures it is surrounded by.

It’s a brief moment. But for those familiar with Italian designer Gaetano Pesce, it instantly telegraphs a certain kind of taste but also a privileged, if cloistered, existence. Designed by Pesce, the infamous Up 5, a chair that resembles the lines of a female figure, and its sidekick, a literal ball and chain in the form of an ottoman, has recently been embraced by Hollywood set designers. 

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SOURCE: https://www.latimes.com

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