Giovanni Pellone was born in Italy and grew up in Rome. In 1985 he moved to the United States, where he earned degrees from Parsons School of Design (interior design) and Pratt Institute (industrial design). In 1993 Giovanni established his independent design practice in New York City, completing projects in product design, package design and graphic design. In 1996 Giovanni co-founded Benza. From 1996 to 2005 Benza offered a prominent outlet and a worldwide showcase for experimental American design and designers.
Giovanni Pellone’s work has been featured in design exhibitions and has appeared in leading design publications worldwide. He has received design awards and often lectures on design. His projects for Benza are extensive and include:
|Big Cheese |
The trampoline bowl was designed and first manufactured for Benza in 2002. The centerpiece is 12” by 12” by 2 1/2” in height and is made of a chrome plated steel frame encircled by twelve black industrial rubber bands. The oversized bands are stretched over the frame and can be rearranged in a virtually infinite number of layouts. Included are instructions to make the four patterns shown.
The Trampoline bowl. Image source: Benza.
Retrieved May 9, 2011 from Benza web site: http://www.benzadesign.com/products_tramp.html
Retrieved May 9, 2011 from Giovanni Pellone web site: http://www.giovannipellone.com/