Nobody's Perfect Chair
This is a chair. It was designed by Gaetano Pesce and manufactured by Zerodisegno. It is dated 2001 and we acquired it in 2004. Its medium is resin. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Several versions of Gaetano Pesce’s Nobody’s Perfect chair were featured in Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now (2003–04). This version is proposed by curatorial staff for inclusion in the museum’s permanent collection. The chair displays experimentation with resin and shows the thought process involved in the creation of a functional form.
This chair would be a significant addition to our holdings of this major designer’s work, including three upholstered foam chairs from Pesce’s Up series of the 1960s (1990-94-4,5,13) and two examples of his poured resin objects—a wall clock (1997-90-2) and vase (1999-53-1). The chair also relates to a 1970s Pesce textile (2001-30-1).
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Zerodisegno.
Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 90 x 41 x 41 cm (35 7/16 x 16 1/8 x 16 1/8 in.)
It has the following markings
On base, inside left wall: "Miami / 22/10/02" written in red resin.
Cite this object as
Nobody's Perfect Chair; Designed by Gaetano Pesce (Italian, b. 1939); Italy; resin; H x W x D: 90 x 41 x 41 cm (35 7/16 x 16 1/8 x 16 1/8 in.); Gift of Zerodisegno; 2004-27-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color and Looking Forward/ Looking Back: Recent Acquisitions in 20th- and 21st-Century Design.