70s Gae Aulenti ‘da Giardino locus solus’ table set for Poltronova

3,350.00

70s Gae Aulenti ‘da Giardino locus solus’ table set for Poltronova

3,350.00

Designer
Gae Aulenti
Manufacturer
Poltronova
Period
1970's
Origin
Italy
Material
Glass, Metal
Color
Anthracite
Code
01150920TEst
Condition
Excellent condition, consistent with age and use. The set is been fully high quality restored.
Dimensions
Table: 84cm (w) x 84cm (d) x 68cm (h) Chair: 55m (w) x 55cm (d) x 67cm (h) | Seath 40cm.
WS
A - B
Price
€ 3.350,- | $ 3.940,- setprice
Comment
See writing below.

The Locus Solus collection became a distinctive icon of the time with its poolside presence in the film La Piscine, starring Alain Delon, Romy Schneider & Jane Birkin.
Italian architect-designer Gaetana “Gae” Aulenti (1927-2012) was born in the town of Palazzolo dello Stella, near Trieste. Defying her parents’ wishes, she studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, graduating in 1954—one of only two women in a class of 20.
Through her wide-ranging work—covering industrial and exhibition design, furniture, graphics, stage design, lighting, and interior design—she became a leading voice of postmodernism as the 20th century progressed. Notably, her work was featured in MoMA’s landmark 1972 exhibition, Italy.
Aulenti’s architectural career is remarkable for the fact that she salvaged and repurposed a substantial number of buildings that were neglected or even set for demolition. In 1980, she was offered the difficult challenge of reinventing the old Beaux-Arts-style Gare d’Orsay railway station in Paris, transforming it into the famous Musée d‘Orsay.
In this project, she chose to bridge the architectural gap between the Louvre and the Pompidou Centre by creating a cavernous and expansive interior for the museum. When the Musée d‘Orsay opened in 1986, it was deemed too radical by many critics. Aulenti, however, was quick to point out the thousands of visitors who lined up each day to visit.
In the areas of furniture, branding, and interior design, Aulenti was regularly commissioned by major international companies, such as Artemide, Banca Commerciale Itliana, Fiat, Ideal Standard, Knoll International, Louis Vuitton, Martinelli Luce , Olivetti , and Pirelli , among others. Iconic designs by Aulenti include the Locus Solus Chair (1963) for Poltranova
Aulenti won many awards over the course of her career. Aulenti passed away in 2012 at the age of 85. She remains a significant architectural influence who made incredible strides for women in her profession.

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