• manufacturer/type:

Zani & Zani, Vesuvio

• designer, year:

Gaetano Pesce, 1993

• material:
aluminum, enameled cast iron

• measurements:

36 cm high, 11 cm diameter

• condition:

Beautiful original condition.
Has never been used.

• background:

"Many coffee makers have been designed and produced in the last ten to fifteen years. They share a characteristic: all are configured according to the canons of nostalgic formalism, the "Pompiere" style, or Beaux Arts.

This is Pesce’s search for another way: design
as a result of a peculiar fact of reality.

• literature:
None found so far.

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‘Vesuvio’ coffee maker, designed by Italian architect Gaetano Pesce in 1993

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Gaetano Pesce (Born in La Spezia, Italy, in 1939) studied Architecture at the University of Venice between 1958 to 1963 and was a participant in Gruppo N, an early collective concerned with programmed art patterned after the Bauhaus.

He taught architecture at the Institut d’Architecture et d’Etudes Urbaines in Strasbourg, France, for 28 years, at the Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, at the Domus Academy in Milan, at the Polytechinc of Hong Kong, at the Architectural School of Sao Paulo and at the Cooper Union in New York City, where he has made his home since 1980, after living in Venice, London, Helsinki and Paris.

Pesce’s work is featured in over 30 permanent collections of the most important museums in the world, such as MoMa of New York and San Francisco, Metropolitan Museum in New York, Vitra Museum in Germany, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Pompidou Center and Musee des Arts Décoratifs of Louvre in Paris; he exhibits art in galleries world wide.