Gaetano Pesce (1939-) is a figure who does not allow himself to be caged by a single definition: architect, designer, sculptor and artist, he resorted to often very different means of expression to express his peculiar vision of the world and of society. His creations are often bearers of a strong message and reject any rigidity, even that of the industrial series: his pieces are often slightly different from them and somehow unique. Colorful and exuberant, they often resort to experimental materials such as resin and polyurethane foam, which make their shapes fluid and changeable. A poetic summed up to perfection by his most famous product, the Up armchair produced by B&B Italia, one of the most successful examples of the Radical Design current and at the same time revolutionary political manifesto on the condition of women. He was a great friend of Cesare Cassina and together with the brand's Research Center he founded the Bracciodiferro line, dedicated to the creation of avant-garde furnishings. From the 1980s he moved to New York and devoted himself mainly to architecture, carrying out important projects especially in Japan, but he did not completely abandon design: among his most recent creations, the collection of resin objects by Fish Design and the Michetta sofa designed for the Meritalia brand.