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Jonathan Nesci

Jonathan Nesci is an American artist and designer known for his furniture and decorative art. His work reflects a fine attention to detail and stands out for its minimalist, modern aesthetic. A common theme in Nesci's work is the use of very high-quality materials that are often industrial in nature, such as aluminum, steel, bronze, copper, glass, oak and other hardwoods along with molded plastic. He also uses a variety of manufacturing processes in the production of his pieces, including welding, grinding and machining. Rooted in elemental forms and concerned with geometric shapes, much of his work is matte in finish. Items Nesci has designed include unique seating, tables, contemporary desks, shelving, modern daybeds, side tables, dining tables, floor lamps, wall lamps, bookcases, pendant lighting, benches, side chairs, nightstands and consoles. He has also created numerous accent pieces, such as modern planters and candle holders. Sleek and minimal, his designs have a unique sense of sophistication in their modernity and simplicity. Inspired by familiar objects, Nesci isn’t afraid to push the limits when it comes to the quality and craftsmanship of his pieces. Originally trained in 3-D drafting, Nesci later became passionate about furniture design and sculpture. Besides being influenced by everyday life, he also draws from ideas and concepts of the ancient world. Nesci is widely recognized for his 100 Variations installation, a set of 100 original polished aluminum tables created according to the parameters of the golden ratio. This 2014 work was installed in the courtyard of Eliel Saarinen's First Christian Church in Columbus, Indiana.