FISH Design is a clever play on the artists Italian name (Pesce is fish in Italian).
I caught some of his work at the Mariano Fortuny Museum in Venice.
I picked up a piece very carefully expecting it to be heavy and extremely breakable but to my surprise - it was actually some kind of latex/rubber!
It's not cheap though, a larger piece was around US$500 and the tumbler-size piece was about US$200.
He also has some wearable pieces like a bracelet and ring which looks like ceramic. I think it's amazing that in a place where designs in Glass were developed and flourished that a new medium (latex) is flourishing as well.
Latex seems to be everywhere. I am particularly impressed by the designs of Brazil-based Melissa and Cesare Paciotti's Gelly line:
(Cesare Paciotti Gelly platforms)
......and I covet the Cesare Paciotti Gelly mocassin! I could use a present right about now - anyone?
For more on Gaetano Pesce, visit gaetanopesce.com
Fish Design Srl • Viale Lombardia, 23 • 20131 • Milano
Tel +39 02 8945 1099