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Gae Aulenti Midcentury Coffee Table Production Zanotta for La Rinascente, 1970s

$4,346.92Asking Price

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Gae Aulenti coffee table for the Rinascente shop Milan, 1970s. The coffee table is part of the TAU series exclusively for the La Rinascente department store in Milan. It is made of chrome-plated steel and its top is made of glass. Inside the table we find the original label. The coffee table was produced by Zanotta. Ideal to complete living rooms or for living room and office corners.

Details

  • Creator
    Zanotta (Manufacturer),La Rinascente (Fashion House),Gae Aulenti (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.97 in. (38 cm)Width: 29.53 in. (75 cm)Depth: 27.56 in. (70 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The coffee table is in good condition, we find some signs because of its use.
  • Seller Location
    Milano, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4911216970582

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  • Shipping
    $558.81 Front Door Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 2-4 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: milano, Italy
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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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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