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Gae Aulenti

Martinelli Luce - Pipistrello Table Lamp
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Fontana Arte - Tour Table
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Martinelli Luce - Pipistrello MED LED Table Lamp
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Martinelli Luce - Minipipistrell Cordless LED Lamp with Battery
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Martinelli Luce - Pipistrello 620 Replacement Shade
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Gae Aulenti was born in Palazzolo dello Stella, Italy in 1927. She was formally trained as an architect at the Milan Polytechnic, graduating around 1954. From 1955 to 1965 she worked doing graphic design for and serving on the editorial staff of the influential design magazine "Casabella". During the early 1960s she was involved in a number of diverse projects in Italy. From 1960 to 1962 she taught at the Venice School of Architecture and from 1964 to 1969 she taught at the Milan School of Architecture.

Both an architect and a designer, Gae Aulenti is one of the very few women to have been successful in the international design scene. As a designer, Aulenti made her appearance on the fringes of the Neo-Liberty movement in the late 1950s. Her designs are reticent and elegant and often very unusual. In 1964 Gae Aulenti created "Solus 220", an armchair; for Martinelli Luce she designed "Pipistrello", a floor lamp, in 1967: both objects can be found in the Museum of Modern Art collection in New York.
She created numerous designer objects for Artemide (floor lamp "Oracolo"; table lamps "Pileno" and "Patrocolo"), Kartell (armchair "4794" - nominated for the Compasso d'Oro 1979), Fontana Arte (lamps "Bugia" and "Parola"; table "Lapsus"), Knoll (table "Jumbo", 1965; suite "Aulenti Collection", 1975), Poltrona donna(armchair "Sgarsul", 1962), Stilnovo (swivelling table lamp "Minibox"), Tecno (rattan armchair "TLINKIT", 1991), and Zanotta (coffee table "San Marco", 1984; folding chair "Tripolina" and "April"; table "San Marco", 1984; and "Cardine", 1983).

Gae Aulenti was acclaimed worldwide for her redesign of the Gare d'Orsay in Paris as the new home of the Musée d'Orsay (1980-1986). Between 1982 and 1985 she redesigned the exhibition rooms of the Centre Pompidou and in 1988 she was commissioned to remodel the Catalan Museum in Barcelona. She also designed the Palazzo Grassi in Venice (1985-1986) and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (2000-2003).
Aulenti is also internationally known as an exhibition designer: she designed for example the showrooms for Olivetti and Knoll. Finally, Gae Aulenti has created numerous stage sets for the director Luca Ronconi.