BOTTEGA VENETA TAKES GAETANO PESCE’S COME STAI? TO MIAMI WITH AN EXHIBITION, ARTIST TALK, AND LIMITED-EDITION BOOK
In an unprecedented commission by creative director Matthieu Blazy last September, the architect, artist, and designer Gaetano Pesce was given creative carte blanche to produce a temporary site-specific artwork as the show space for Bottega Veneta’s Summer 23 fashion show in Milan.
The space included a sculptural resin floor and 400 resin chairs, created in a spectrum of vivid colors.
Now, at Design Miami/ (30 November – 04 December) the collaboration continues with an exhibition at this year’s flagship fair, where a selection of the Come Stai? chairs will be on display and made available for purchase.
Come Stai? comes also as a new book commissioned by Bottega Veneta with Gaetano Pesce and Matthieu Blazy. With an insightful interview between Pesce and Hans Ulrich Obrist, the limited-edition publication explores the ideation, approach, and process of the collaboration, uncovering the many connections between Pesce and Blazy’s creative practices and values. Contributions from Blazy and Maria Cristina Didero document the project’s origins and place in Pesce’s wider oeuvre, while a vivid layer of photographs by Stephen Shore and Sander Muylaert illustrate the chair’s development and production. The volume carries over the Come Stai? design with an atypical profile informed by the chair shape, with a cover inspired by the chairs’ materials. Just like Come Stai?, each book cover is unique.
A book signing with Gaetano Pesce will take place on 30 November from 04-06PM at the exhibition space at 153 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137.