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Locus Solus Yellow Loveseat by Gae Aulenti

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Part of a complete outdoor collection designed by Italian architect Gae Aulenti in 1964 and re-introduced by Exteta in 2016, this striking loveseat is characterized by a simple silhouette imbued with bold chromatic aesthetic qualities. The bright yellow tubular steel frame matches the gradients of the exclusive artwork printed on the fabric cover seat. An original and functional design entirely handcrafted with utmost attention to detail, this loveseat will be the protagonist in any patio, garden, veranda, or pool area. Customizable in all the Exteta’s catalog fabrics on request.  

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  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Period
  • Seller Location
    Milan, IT
  • Seller Reference Number
    EXTECO-122
  • Reference Number
    LU1706216966842
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About Gae Aulenti (Designer)

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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