Subversive design met feminist porn at the opening of the Italian maverick's retrospective at New York's Allouche Gallery

Published in Review
Monday, 14 July 2014 12:49

Gaetano Pesce: Time for Diversity

26 June – 5 October 2014

Published in Diary
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 11:17


A rollercoaster ride through three decades of cynicism exposes the crassness of an era best left behind, says William Wiles.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 15:59

Karim Rashid

I have chosen my five objects of desire based on things that I feel make life less stressful, more sensual and more engaging, while injecting some sort of human spirit into the everyday.

Published in Five Most Wanted
Thursday, 28 July 2011 14:57

Conversation: Seymour and Pesce

Conversation between designers Jerszy Seymour and Gaetano Pesce.

Published in Features
Monday, 05 July 2010 14:19

Issue 086 out now

Design revolution is at the top of the agenda in icon 086, the August issue, which is in shops now. Jerszy Seymour and Gaetano Pesce, representatives of two different decades of radical design, set the world to rights in an incendiary conversation, and there's much else besides.

Published in NEWS
Friday, 24 October 2008 15:08


It’s a word with nothing but negative associations: repellent, mutant, nasty. On the surface, it’s the enemy of design. It stands for formlessness over form; artlessness over artistry; revulsion over delight; randomness and chaos in place of craft and precision. But it’s also magnetic.

Published in ICON 061 | July 2008
Thursday, 22 March 2007 10:22

Gaetano Pesce | icon 015 | September 2004

Italian designer and architect Gaetano Pesce was in London recently to relaunch his 1969 UP chair. He met up with icon for a few frank words on meaningful design, boring architecture and the beauty of the badly made.