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Swiveling Table Lamp by Gae Aulenti for Stilnovo, 1970s

$1,162.02

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Swiveling dark brown table lamp of lacquered metal designed by Gae Aulenti and manufactured by Stilnovo in the 1970s. This model had been produced for all possible different applications. The floor lamp and the ceiling lamp for instance have been produced with one spot, two spots and even with three spots. Rare piece.

Details

  • Creator
    Stilnovo (Manufacturer),Gae Aulenti (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.72 in. (45 cm)Width: 9.85 in. (25 cm)Depth: 17.33 in. (44 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    LacqueredMetal
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Good vintage condition, with some signs of wear and usage on the base and the cap of the lamp.
  • Seller Location
    Rotterdam, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2839320391332

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  • Shipping
    $96.83 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 2-3 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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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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