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Armchairs Stringa Gae Aulenti

"La Stringa" by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova Sofa of Two Armchairs 1960s
By Poltronova, Gae Aulenti
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
"Stringa" sofa designed by Gae Aulenti for Poltranova in 1962. A tubular chrome frame holds
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

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Aulenti Collection Lounge Chair for Knoll International, 1976
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Locus Solus White Armchair by Gae Aulenti
By Exteta, Gae Aulenti
Located in Milan, IT
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Locus Solus White Armchair by Gae Aulenti
Locus Solus White Armchair by Gae Aulenti
H 32.29 in W 28.35 in D 39.38 in
Locus Solus Yellow Chair by Gae Aulenti
By Exteta, Gae Aulenti
Located in Milan, IT
This contemporary chair delivers comfort, style, and quality in a playful and colorful silhouette suitable for any outdoor setting. The original 1964 Locus Solus Collection by Gae Au...
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Locus Solus Yellow Chair by Gae Aulenti
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H 26.78 in W 23.23 in D 23.23 in
Gae Aulenti Locus Solus dining set for Poltronova, Italy, 1964
By Poltronova, Gae Aulenti
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
Tubular metal garden set consisting of a table and four armchairs, model Locus Solus, designed by Gae Aulenti, produced by Poltronova in 1964. A painted metal tube unpredictably ben...
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Locus Solus chair designed by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova 1964
By Gae Aulenti
Located in Arezzo, Italy
Locus Solus chair designed by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova 1964. An early production in good condition, restored bouclé seat. Chrome metal frame, cotton. The chair has slight defects, ...
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Italian Leather Pink P60 Chair by Vittorio Introini for Saporiti Italia, 1962
By Vittorio Introini, Saporiti
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
This model chair P60 has been designed around 1962 by Vittorio Introini for the experimental "proposals" for Saporiti Italia collection. This model is made from real leather in origi...
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Locus Solus, Gae Aulenti, Poltronova
By Gae Aulenti
Located in Milano, Lombardia
Il “Locus Solus” è stato concepito negli anni 60 e rappresenta un’icona del design moderno italiano. Caratterizzata da linee pulite e geometriche, la poltrona è stata realizzata con ...
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 Locus Solus, Gae Aulenti, Poltronova
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H 26.78 in W 22.05 in D 22.05 in
Mid-Century Arcata Armchair by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova, 1960s
By Gae Aulenti
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Arcata Armchair by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova, 1960s
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Pair of Rare, Early Edition ‘Locus Solus’ Chairs by Gae Aulenti, 1964
By Gae Aulenti
Located in Athens, Attiki
A pair of rare, early edition ‘Locus Solus’ velvet chairs. ‘Locus Solus’ chair was born in 1964 from the genius of the architect Gae Aulenti and was produced by Poltronova. The geo...
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20th Century Gae Aulenti Set of Four Chairs mod. Locus Solus
By Gae Aulenti, Poltronova
Located in Turin, Turin
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20th Century Gae Aulenti for Poltronova Table mod. Locus Solus
By Gae Aulenti, Poltronova
Located in Turin, Turin
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Stringa 2-seater Leather Sofa by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova, 1960s
By Poltronova, Gae Aulenti
Located in Ixelles, Bruxelles
Designer - Gae Aulenti Producer - Poltronova Model - Stringa 2-seater Sofa Design Period - Sixties Measurements - Width 132 cm x Depth 90 cm x Height 74 cm x Seat Height 40 cm Mater...
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Set di sedia e pouf Locus Solus, Gae Aulenti Poltronova
By Gae Aulenti
Located in Milano, Lombardia
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"Locus Solus" Chairs by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova, 1960s
By Poltronova, Gae Aulenti
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 10 chromed metal and black leather chairs designed by Gae Aulenti in the 60s. Model: Locus Solus. Seat height: 42 cm. Wear due to age and time of chairs.
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Stringa Sofa Set by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova
By Gae Aulenti, Poltronova
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
"Stringa" sofa designed by Gae Aulenti for Poltranova in 1962. A tubular chrome frame holds leather seats on top of felt upholstered cushions. The leather cushions are attached with ...
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Stringa Sofa Set by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova
Stringa Sofa Set by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova
H 28.35 in W 74.81 in D 35.44 in
Stringa Sofa Set by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova
By Poltronova, Gae Aulenti
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
"Stringa" sofa designed by Gae Aulenti for Poltranova in 1962. A tubular chrome frame holds leather seats on top of felt upholstered cushions. The leather cushions are attached with ...
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Stringa Sofa Set by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova
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H 28.35 in W 74.81 in D 35.44 in

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Gae Aulenti 'Stringa' Armchair Black
By Gae Aulenti
Located in Antwerp, BE
Gae Aulenti for Poltranova, easy chairs 'Stringa', chromed metal, black leather, Italy, 1962
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Gae Aulenti 'Stringa' Armchair Black
Gae Aulenti 'Stringa' Armchair Black
H 29.14 in W 28.75 in D 34.65 in
Gae Aulenti 'Stringa' Pair of Armchairs
By Gae Aulenti
Located in Antwerp, BE
Gae Aulenti for Poltranova, easy chairs 'Stringa', chromed metal, burgundy leather, Italy, 1962
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Gae Aulenti 'Stringa' Pair of Armchairs
Gae Aulenti 'Stringa' Pair of Armchairs
H 29.14 in W 28.75 in D 34.65 in
Pair of Chrome and Leather "Stringa" Armchairs by Gae Aulenti, 1972
By Poltronova, Gae Aulenti
Located in Milano, Lombardia
Pair of "Stringa" chrome and leather armchairs designed in 1972 by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova
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Italian Mid-Century Leather Stringa Armchair by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova, 1965
By Poltronova, Gae Aulenti
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century leather Stringa armchair by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova, 1965 Stringa armchair
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Italian Mid-Century Leather Stringa Sofa Armchair Gae Aulenti Poltronova, 1965
By Poltronova, Gae Aulenti
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century leather Stringa sofa and armchair by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova, 1965 Stringa
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Pair of Italian Armchairs in Tubolar Chrome Steel and Beige Vellvet, 1970s
By Gae Aulenti
Located in Roma, IT
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Mid-Century Modern Pair of Black "Stringa" Armchairs Designed by Gae Aulenti
By Gae Aulenti
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
"Stringa" armchairs designed by Gae Aulenti for Poltranova in 1962. A tubular chrome frame holds
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Pair of Stringa Armchairs by Gae Aulenti
By Gae Aulenti, Poltronova
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Pair of leather and chrome stringa armchairs by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova. Made in Italy, circa
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Stringa Lounge Chair by Gae Aulenti, 1960s
By Gae Aulenti
Located in Antwerp, BE
Gae Aulenti; Poltranova; Stringa Sofa; Chair; Lounge Chair; Armchair; Chromed Metal; Burgundy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stringa Lounge Chair by Gae Aulenti, 1960s
Stringa Lounge Chair by Gae Aulenti, 1960s
H 29.14 in W 28.75 in D 34.65 in
Armchair Stringa- Gae Aulenti- Poltronova
By Gae Aulenti
Located in Milan, IT
Pair of armchairs with 2 puffs, model Stringa - designer Gae Aulenti - Poltronova 1972, with
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Armchair Stringa- Gae Aulenti- Poltronova
Armchair Stringa- Gae Aulenti- Poltronova
H 27.56 in W 27.56 in D 35.44 in
Exceptional Armchairs and Sofa by Gae Aulenti
By Poltronova, Gae Aulenti
Located in Fossano, IT
Set composed by two armchairs and two places sofa, mod. "Stringa" designed by Gae Aulenti in 1965
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Vintage 1960s Italian Living Room Sets

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Chrome, Steel

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Gae Aulenti for sale on 1stDibs

The Italian architect and designer Gae Aulenti will forever be best remembered for her work with museums, in particular her 1980–86 renovation of a Beaux Arts Paris train station to create the galleries of the Musée d’Orsay. Aulenti — whose first name, short for Gaetana, is pronounced “guy” — should also be recalled for her tough intellectual spirit and for working steadily when few women found successful architectural careers in postwar Italy.

After she graduated from the Milan Polytechic in 1954, Aulenti opened an architectural office. She also joined the staff of the progressive architectural magazine Casabella, whose editorial line was that the establishment, orthodox modernism of Le Corbusier and the Bauhaus, had outlived it usefulness. When their movement for fresh approaches to architecture and design received a sympathetic hearing, Aulenti found patrons — most prominently Gianni Agnelli, of Fiat, who later employed her to renovate the Palazzo Grassi in Venice for use as an arts exhibition space.

Commissions for showrooms and other corporate spaces brought Aulenti to furniture design. She felt that furniture should never dominate a room. Her chairs and sofas — low-slung, with rounded enameled metal frames and ample seats — and tables, particularly her 1972 marble Jumbo coffee table for Knoll, project solidity and sturdiness. In lighting design, however, Aulenti is bravura.

Each work has a marvelous sculptural presence. Pieces such as her Pipistrello table lamp and Quadrifoglio pendant are a perfect marriage of organically shaped glass and high-tech fixtures. Others have a futuristic elegance — and some even have a touch of personality. Aulenti’s Pileino and La Ruspa table lamps each look almost like little robots. Her lighting pieces are an artful grace note in the career of a woman who believed in strength.

Find vintage Gae Aulenti armchairs, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.