Giovanni PesceGiovanni Pesce is a widely acclaimed and versatile designer. He was born in 1962 in Altamura in the province of Bari; he got his diploma from Bari Artistic Lyceum and then perfected his skills and knowledge with a Master in Industrial Design at the Polytechnic Design School in Milan. In 1997, confi dent in the experience he had gained, he opened a studio and idea workshop where he initially worked as an interior designer to then gradually become a designer to all effects: distinctive pieces, discreet shapes and materials, where beauty is intimately bound to practicality. His versatile interests led him to graphic design and photography and, consequently, he began working on the graphic material for numerous manufacturers of padded furniture. A versatile professional, over recent years Pesce has built up a very valid staff, offering artistic direction and design management to various manufacturers of furniture and household accessories, designing their national and international trade fair stands, and designing and producing some very important pieces of furniture. More besides: he has also been recognised as having created a new image for several fi rms, characterising their production with sober, simple lines for a totally winning style.