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Come Stai? A chair by Gaetano Pesce and Matthieu Blazy for Bottega Veneta

When Bottega Veneta’s creative director Matthieu Blazy invited pioneering designer Gaetano Pesce to create the space for the brand’s Summer 23 show in Milan this past September, it was the beginning of a rich design collaboration. At the heart of the project was the Come Stai? chair, a new expression in Pesce’s oeuvre, which echoes his lifelong quest for individuality and diversity.

The commission will be presented by Bottega Veneta as a site-specific installation for this year’s Design Miami/. The Come Stai? chairs will be made available for purchase from November 30 to December 4 at 153 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137, within the Miami Design District.

A limited selection of chairs will also be made available to purchase online from November 17.

“This space is a tribute to diversity. It is about the human being; we are all different. People who say we are all the same – f**k them! We are all different and this is our defining quality – otherwise, we are just a copy. We are all originals and this is one of the themes of my design.” – Gaetano Pesce

About Gaetano Pesce/

In a career spanning fifty years, guided by a constant drive towards innovation and experimentation, Gaetano Pesce, architect, artist and designer, has created public and private projects in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, in the fields of architecture, town planning, interior design, and industrial and exhibition design.

Pesce's extensive body of work - recognized for its emotive and tactile qualities, unrestrained use of color, and insistence upon innovative building materials developed through new technologies - has been described by the prominent architecture critic Herbert Muschamp as "the architectural equivalent of a brainstorm".

About Matthieu Blazy/

Born in Paris in 1984, Matthieu Blazy is the creative director of Bottega Veneta. A graduate of La Cambre in Brussels, he started his fashion career as men’s designer for Raf Simons, before joining Maison Martin Margiela to design the ‘Artisanal’ line and the women’s ready-to-wear show. In 2014, he became senior designer at Céline, before working again with Raf Simons at Calvin Klein from 2016 to 2019. He was appointed ready-to-wear design director at Bottega Veneta in 2020. A French and Belgian national, he lives between Antwerp and Milan.