“My goal is to attain more with less.”

Since starting his career, designer David Allan Pesso has licensed more than 130 original furniture designs in the U.S. and Europe and holds five U.S. design patents.

A Celeste lounge chair upholstered in mottled earth tones and including a tablet arm.

Regardless of what he’s designing, Pesso says he’s “constantly striving for a clean, reduced geometry without extraneous details. I focus on economies of scale, and my goal is to attain more with less. I think Herman Miller’s Celeste lounge seating is a good visual example of what I mean.”

Pesso achieves his goal by contrasting a substantial seat base with the symmetry of minimal arms, tubular steel feet, and spacers that set the seat off from the back. The result is furniture with a progressive, contemporary look that has universal appeal.

A casual meeting area with beige Celeste lounge chairs and a round Nelson Pedestal Table beneath three hanging Nelson Bubble Lamps.

“I’ve learned the importance of being fully aware of what you’re doing at any given time and place, and being where you are when you’re there.”

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