This Legendary Designer's Chair Is As Soft As Jell-O, As Hard As Ice
Minnie Muse schools us on Gaetano Pesce's Pratt Chair, a feat of chemistry.
Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce posing at the Triennale di Milano, 2005 (Photo by Pino Montisci/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Italian designer Gaetano Pesce is like a high design Goldilocks. For his Pratt Chair, he made nine chairs out of a resin formula poured into a mold, which became increasingly more usable in each iteration. The first folded like Jell-O; the ninth is too hard to sit in. The eighth, however, is just right.
Minnie Muse's Colby Jordan—whose eagle eye for design and architecture we've long admired—tells us about the chair in the Instagram post below. Read the full story behind this beauty at Jordan's site.