What is this?
Chair formed of assembled sheets of poured resin in shades of yellows to greens; oval back with attenuated vertical V-shaped split in center, attached to U-shaped seat on base formed of curving sheets.
Why is this in our collection?
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 has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Looking Forward/ Looking Back: Recent Acquisitions in 20th- and 21st-Century Design, Friday, August 17, 2007 - Sunday, October 14, 2007
- National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now