Ever wanted to feel like you’re sitting atop a mountain from the comfort of your own home? Venetian designer and architect Gaetano Pesce has made this dream a reality with his bonkers-but-brilliant Montanara sofa series. Think photorealistic mountainscapes paired with jagged-edged silhouettes – it’s one part vulgar, two parts fabulous. The Italian provocateur has been conjuring up designs for more than five decades, focusing on everything from the abstract to the absurd. Shark-shaped coffee table or yellow super-noodle chair, anyone? This is not for any old living room. As minimalism draws its final breath, we can’t help but feel his pieces pack a much-needed mighty and maximal punch. Molto bene, Signor!