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Locus Solus White Armchair by Gae Aulenti

$3,070per item


Recalling the classic shape of curved wooden rocking chairs, the voluptuous geometry of the steel tubular frame of this armchair convey a unique aesthetic that merges functional and stylistic elements. Designed by Italian architect Gae Aulenti in 1964 as part of the Locus Solus Collection of outdoor furniture, the white finish of the structure provides the perfect frame for the exclusive, colorful print of the fabric sling and bolsters marking the headrest and leg rest. The new editions re-introduced by Exteta in 2016 can be customized in all its catalog fabrics.

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  • Creator
    Gae Aulenti (Designer),Exteta (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.29 in. (82 cm)Width: 28.35 in. (72 cm)Depth: 39.38 in. (100 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    11-12 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Milan, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: EXTECO-0421stDibs: LU1706216966912

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  • Shipping
    $380 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 1-2 weeks, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Milan, Italy
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Designer

Gae Aulenti

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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