Artist/Designer: Gaetano Pesce for Zani & Zani
b. 1939, Italy
Title: Vesuvio Coffee Maker 1988/89
Medium: Cast Aluminum, resin and cast iron.
Dimensions: 13.75" h x 4.5" diameter
Original Box 16"h x 8.75" x 5.5"
Manufacturer: Zani & Zani
Details: Designed 1988/89 and produced 1993. No longer in production. Made in Italy. Stamped signature on bottom of base. Very good condition. This piece includes the original box with a story written by Pesce in Italian and English. Copy of the original instructions included.
Notes from the Archive: The Vesuvio Coffee Maker is based on the traditional Italian "Napolitana" style coffee maker and, of course, Mount Vesuvius in Naples. In a New York Times article by Susanne Slesin in 1993, she notes, Mr. Pesce disdains all coffee makers designed and manufactured since the Bauhaus. "Too abstract and formal," he said "I wanted an object that talked more to me about reality." Mr. Pesce feels that the future of design is about "feeling emotion". "We have to give society something it needs and that people need to develop a relationship with the objects around them", he said. Originally Pesce planned to change the color of the resin around the top each year in production, so collectors would be able to date their Vesuvio.
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