Pietro Gaeta, born in Matera in 1961.

Having graduated in architecture at the University of Florence, Pietro Gaeta started his professional career as the assistant of Alessandro Mendini, and collaborated to many professional design and architecture projects, amongst which: "Casa Antonello" in Milan, Holland's Groninger Museum, the Muesum of Merone, "Urban Flower" a square in Toyama in Japan, Guglielmo Tabacchi's Gallery and the exhibition "L'entrange Univers de Carlo Mollino" at the Centre George Pompidou in Paris.

He worked as a designer for Alessi Tendentse, Glas, Interflex, Lelù, Opposite, Phorma, Salviati, Steel and Swatch, for which he designed the 1994-95 Twintam telephone collection, and Twin answering phone machines for SMH Italy.

From 1995 to 1998 he was art director at Segno and Canal Street, lighting companies.

He took part in a number of exhibitions in Italy and abroad, amongst which: "100 forme della luce: Italia 1945-2000″ - at the Triennale in Milan in 2001, "Face Italian Design Gallery" (New York, ICFF, 1998), "Lightworks" (Milan, Disegno Casa, 1996) , "Design and Identity", (Humlebaek, Denmark, Museum of Modern Art, 1996) "Un cuore per amico" ( Triennale, Milan, 1995), "The aesthetic factory, la dernière gènèration du design Italien" (Paris, Grand Palais, Taejilon, Korea 1994).