Mario Bellini Black ‘Il Colonnato’ Table and G. Aulenti ‘Locus Solus’ Chairs
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Gae Aulenti for Zanotta, set of eight 'Locus Solus' armchairs, chromed tubular steel, leatherette, Italy, 1964
Set of eight 'Locus Solus' armchairs. These armchairs, designed by Gae Aulenti and produced by Poltronova, are one of Aulenti’s most playful design pieces. Aulenti designed the ‘Locus Solus’ series in 1964 especially for the movie ‘La Piscine’ with Romy Schneider and Alain Delon. The ‘Locus Solus’ items were designed for outdoor use. This chromed version with leatherette seats have a more classic appearance and can be a great addition to a contemporary home.
Please note that we advise reupholstery before shipping. This can be done in our in-house restoration and upholstery atelier in any fabric or leather you prefer.
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.
Mario Bellini for Cassina, dining table 'Il Colonnato', black marble, Italy, 1970s
This 'Il Colonnato' dining table was designed by Italian designer Mario Bellini. For this series of tables, Bellini was inspired by ancient Roman columns. This center table consists of four cylindrical legs and a square top. The legs can be placed freely under the top. The black colored marble shows beautiful veins. The soft white and light grey tones make an interesting addition to the deep black stone. This table is in great condition. The top has no damages on the edge or chips missing. Minimal traces of use are visible on the top.
Mario Bellini (1935-) was trained as an architect and became one of the leading designers in postwar Italian style. In the beginning of his career, he worked together with Olivetti and Cassina which resulted in an early knowledge of synthetic resins and polyurethanes. His furniture is exciting, both in its use of material as in the originality of his designs. Bellini did not believe in precise boundaries of design, instead, he designed for the relationship of man and environment. It is impossible to pigeonhole Bellini's oeuvre, as his work is so complex and original.