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Gae Aulenti Table Lamp in Plexiglass and Metal

Sale price$12,700.00

Gae Aulenti table lamp, plexiglass, metal, Italy, ca 1970

A charming table lamp designed by Gae Aulenti in 1970. This light has a metal base and a chrome plated sphere, in the sphere there are four sheets of yellow colored plexiglass inserted. The light filters through the sheets of plexiglass, reminding of a sun rising or setting.

This lamp is a great example of the technical advances in lamp design in Italy, starting in the late 1950s. It represents an imaginative response to the availability of translucent plexiglass sheets. The use of plexiglass opened a whole new range of possibilities in the field of lamp design. The material has the transparent quality of glass, while at the same time being less fragile and therefore less dangerous in use. It also has a very specific way of transmitting the light, which appears to be passing through the sheet slower than through glass. Not to forget, the simple formability is a great benefit that allows the designer to create various constellations.

Gae Aulenti (1927-2012) was an Italian designer and architect. In 1954, she graduated at the Milan School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University and was only one of two women from her class of 20. Aulenti is mostly known for her large-scale museum projects such as her work for the Musée d’Orsay and Centre Pompidou 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 a new type of Italian art, architecture and design.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Gae Aulenti (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1970s
  • dimensions Height 20.08 in. Width 15.36 in. Depth 10.63 in.
  • dimensions Height 51 cm Width 39 cm Depth 27 cm
  • material Metal Plexiglass
  • origin Italy
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50113339