Early Gae Aulenti Pair of 'Locus Solus' Tubular Armchairs

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Gae Aulenti for Zanotta, pair of 'Locus Solus' armchairs, chromed tubular steel, blue leatherette, Italy, 1964

The 'Locus Solus' armchairs are designed by Gae Aulenti and produced by Poltronova. They are one of Aulenti’s most playful design pieces, with close features of the architectural structures she designed for Milan's Piazza Cadorna. The design was initially meant for outdoor use and merged functional aspects with pop attitude. The tubular chairs are also featured in the iconic movie 'La Piscine', for which Aulenti created them in bright yellow. This chromed version with blue leatherette seats have a more classic appearance and can be a great addition to a contemporary home.

Gae Aulenti (1927-2012) was an Italian architect. She is well-known for several large-scale museum projects, including the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and Palazzo Grassi in Venice. Aulenti was at the forefront of Italian post-war design. Her design was meant to make connections with both history and future of Italy. The postmodern movement that Aulenti belonged to refused to design in the objective language of the modernists. This Avant Garde Postmodern design movement was the beginning of new type of Italian art, architecture and design.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • Date of Manufacture 1964
  • Dimensions Height 26.38 in. Width 21.66 in. Depth 20.87 in. Seat Height 16.93 in.
  • Dimensions Height 67 cm Width 55 cm Depth 53 cm Seat Height 43 cm
  • Materials and Techniques Steel Faux Leather
  • Period 1960-1969
  • Place of Origin Italy
  • sold as set of 2
  • Style Mid-Century Modern (of the period)