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Gae Aulenti Floor Lamps

Italian, 1927-2012

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.

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Creator: Gae Aulenti
Sistema Trepiù Floor Lamp by Gae Aulenti & Livio Castiglioni for Stilnovo Italy
By Gae Aulenti
Located in Buggenhout, Oost-Vlaanderen
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gae Aulenti Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Mid Century Floor Lamp by Gae Aulenti for Stilnovo in Dark Green, circa 1975
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gae Aulenti Floor Lamps

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Metal

Italian space age Brown Floor lamp Oracolo by Gae Aulenti for Artemide, 1970s
By Gae Aulenti, Artemide
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian space age Brown Floor lamp Oracolo by Gae Aulenti for Artemide, 1970s Floor lamp mod. Oracolo with spherical opaline glass diffuser. The cylindrical structure is in brown lac...
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1970s Italian Space Age Vintage Gae Aulenti Floor Lamps

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Metal, Steel

'Pileo' Floor Lamp by Gae Aulenti for Artemide
By Gae Aulenti, Artemide
Located in Los Angeles, CA
'Pileo' Floor Lamp by Gae Aulenti for Artemide. Designed and manufactured in Italy, in 1972. Two-toned all-plastic floor lamp with an adjustable shade. The lamp consists of a single ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gae Aulenti Floor Lamps

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Plastic

Gae Aulenti & Livio Castiglioni Trepiù Floor Lamp for Stilnovo, Italy 1970s
By Gae Aulenti, Livio Castiglioni, Stilnovo
Located in Roma, IT
Stunning Midcentury "Sistema Trepiù" floor lamp designed by Gae Aulenti and Livio Castiglioni and produced by Stilnovo in Italy in 1972. The lamp has 4 ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gae Aulenti Floor Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum, Chrome

Floor Lamp model “Parola” , Gae Aulenti and Piero Castiglioni , 1980s
By Gae Aulenti
Located in Edogawa-ku Tokyo, JP
Floor Lamp model “Parola” ,Gae Aulenti and Piero Castiglioni for Fontana Arte, 1980s
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1980s Vintage Gae Aulenti Floor Lamps

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Glass

Gae Aulenti & P. Castiglioni for Fontana Arte "Parolona" Floor Lamp, Italy 1980s
By Gae Aulenti, Fontana Arte
Located in Naples, IT
Designed in 1980 by Gae Aulenti and Piero Castiglioni for Fontana Arte. Three different types and processes of glass coexist in the Parolona floor lamp: blown opaline in the adjustab...
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Gae Aulenti Piero & Castigilioni Fontana Arte Lampada Italiana da Terra Parola
By Fontana Arte, Gae Aulenti
Located in Reggio Emilia, IT
Lampada italiana, vintage di modernariato, modello Parola disegnata da Gae Aulenti e Piero Castiglioni per Fontana Arte con diffusore in vetro opalinino, stelo e base in cristallo. E...
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Swiveling Floor Lamp by Gae Aulenti for Stilnovo, 1970s
By Gae Aulenti, Stilnovo
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Swiveling dark brown floor lamp of lacquered metal designed by Gae Aulenti and manufactured by Stilnovo in the 1970s. The top section of the lamp can swivel through 360 degrees and t...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gae Aulenti Floor Lamps

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Metal

Oracolo Floor Lamps, Gae Aulenti for Artemide, Italy, 1969
By Gae Aulenti
Located in Argelato, BO
GAE AULENTI (1927-2012), Oracolo Floor Lamps for Artemide, Italy, 1969. It is one of the most famous and iconic lamps of the famous Italian designer and ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gae Aulenti Floor Lamps

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Glass

Glicine Terra Floor Lamp by Gae Aulenti for Vistosi
By Vistosi, Gae Aulenti
Located in Chicago, IL
Discover the exceptional elegance of the Glicine Terra floor lamp, a rare design by Gae Aulenti for Vistosi, Italy in the 1970s. This unique lighting ...
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Metal

Gae Aulenti for Vistosi Murano Glass Model Glicine Lamp, Italy 1970s
By Gae Aulenti, Vistosi
Located in Almelo, NL
Gae Aulenti for vistosi murano glass model glicine lamp, Italy 1970s. Glicene De Terra Murrine large table or floor Lamp by Gae Aulenti for Vistosi. Manufacturing Italians from th...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gae Aulenti Floor Lamps

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Metal

20th Century Gae Aulenti Floor Lamp Mod. Oracolo for Artemide, 1960s
By Gae Aulenti, Artemide
Located in Turin, Turin
Gaetana "Gae" Aulenti (1927-2012) graduated in architecture in Milan in 1954. A decade-long collaboration with the historic magazine Casabella-Continuity (1955-1965) proved crucial t...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gae Aulenti Floor Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Large Vintage Vistosi Architectural Glass Lamps by Gae Aulenti
By Gae Aulenti, Vistosi
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Large Vintage Vistosi Architectural Glass lamps by Gae Aulenti One has a switch on the cord, the other does not. Just plugs in. A switch can be added easily on the cord if...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gae Aulenti Floor Lamps

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Gae Aulenti Floor Light Three Shades Stilnovo, Italy, 1971
By Stilnovo, Gae Aulenti
Located in Vienna, AT
70" floor lamp by Gae Aulenti for Stilnovo (marked) with three adjustable shades, Italy circa 1975 Original Stilnovo floor light with 3 adjusta...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gae Aulenti Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Chrome, Sheet Metal

Metal Floor Lamp by Gae Aulenti & Livio Castiglioni, Stilnovo, 1972
By Gae Aulenti, Livio Castiglioni, Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
Gae Aulenti and Livio Castiglioni floor lamp for Stilnovo Italy, 1972. Chromed metal and aluminium floor lamp with cast iron base. The four round ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gae Aulenti Floor Lamps

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Metal

Mid Century Modern, Italian Floor Lamp in Yellow Lacquered Metal by Gae Aulenti
By Gae Aulenti
Located in London, GB
Modernist floor lamp in distressed lacquered metal with Perspex shade by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova. This is an early Model example of 'Locus Solus'...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gae Aulenti Floor Lamps

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Metal

"Oracolo" Large Glass Floor Lamp by Gae Aulenti for Artemide, Italy, 1960s
By Gae Aulenti, Artemide
Located in Milan, IT
"Oracolo" floor lamp by Gae Aulenti for Artemide. T Totemic piece with huge opaline glass shade. The switch allows to use separately the spher...
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1960s Italian Vintage Gae Aulenti Floor Lamps

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Metal

Gae Aulenti for Artemide "Oracolo" Floor Lamp, Italy 1969
By Gae Aulenti, Artemide
Located in Naples, IT
Gae Aulenti Floor lamp model Oracolo. Production Artemide, Milan, 1969. Tubular structure in painted metal and perforated steel, large globe-shaped lampshade in lacquered glass.
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Gae Aulenti floor lamps for sale on 1stDibs.

Gae Aulenti floor lamps are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Gae Aulenti floor lamps, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original floor lamps by Gae Aulenti were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider floor lamps by Angelo Brotto, Guzzini, and Gio Ponti. Prices for Gae Aulenti floor lamps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,423 and can go as high as $12,205, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,475.

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