Baby Crosby Chair

Baby Crosby Chair

Gaetano Pesce, Italian, 1939-
Born: La Spezia, Italy
Work Locations: New York, NY, Venice, Italy, Paris, France
Gaetano Pesce Studio
Work Locations: New York, NY
United States
Rigid polyurethane resin and steel
Gift of Murray Moss, Moss, New York City

Gaetano Pesce, Baby Crosby Chair, 1999. Rigid polyurethane resin and steel; 19 3/4 x 14 x 13 1/2 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Murray Moss, Moss, New York City, 1999.110.

This object is currently on view
height: 19 3/4 in, 50.165 cm; width: 14 in, 35.5600 cm; depth: 13 1/2 in, 34.29 cm
Architecture and Design
Architecture and Design

The brightly colored Crosby chairs sum up Gaetano Pesce’s approach to design. They are made of pliable resin, an industrial synthetic material, treated as if it were a craft material. The colors, details, and dimensions of each chair are unique, while a mold allows for serial production. Pesce made adult and children’s Crosby chairs, which were named for the street address of his New York studio.

Known Provenance
Gifted 1999 by (MW Moss, Ltd.), New York to the Denver Art Museum.
Exhibition History
  • “By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects” — Denver Art Museum, 10/24/2021 – 12/31/2022

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