Inspired By Gae Aulenti Vision
Born in Italy in 1927, Gae Aulenti studied architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan and later became a graphic designer and editor for the design magazine Casabella. She designed furniture for publishers such as Knoll and Artemide.
Gae Aulenti, private apartment, Florence, 1971.
Photo @Casali-Domus. From Domus 499, June 1971
In Paris, the Olivetti showroom designed by Gae Aulenti in 1966.
Courtesy of Archivio Gae Aulenti
As a multi-talented designer, Aulenti explored and succeeded in various fields, including architecture, design, interior design, urban planning, and scenography. She adhered to the Italian architectural movement Neo-liberty, which was characterized by a revival of the tradition of ornament, in opposition to the modernism of the 1950s. All of her creations, therefore, were marked by a return to traditional construction and manufacturing methods, as well as a strong personal stylistic expression.
"I don't like to dress alla moda,"
she told Women's Wear Daily in 1971, using the Italian term for "in fashion." "The moment it's loudly announced that red is fashion, I stop wearing red. I want to dress in green."In 1981, she transformed the 1900 Beaux Arts Gare d'Orsay train station into the Musée d'Orsay.
Gae Aulenti received mixed reviews and was the first woman to receive the Legion of Honor. She is one of the few women in the Italian design field of her generation to have achieved such recognition.
Our Gae collection of wavy bath linen is inspired by Gae Aulenti's contemporary, unique, and elegant style.
Gae Aulenti Seating Set for Kartell, 1975
Medium Towel Gae
Gae Aulenti table Lamp Quadrifoglio for Guzzini Italy, 1970. Chrome structure with Caramel colored plastic shade.
Medium Towel Gae & Large Towel Gae