‘Gae Aulenti: A Creative Universe’ on view at the Vitra Design Museum


‘Gae Aulenti: A Creative Universe’ on view at the Vitra Design Museum

From Monday, 11 May 2020, the Campus and Vitra Design Museum are once again open to visitors.
Among the current exhibitions, we point up ”Gae Aulenti. A creative Universe”, dedicated to one of the most influential architects and designers of the post-war period.
As early as the 1960s, her iconic creations – such as “Locus Solus” series (1964), the “Pipistrello” (1965) and “King Sun”(1967) lamps – played a vital role in Italy’s global dominance within the field of product design. Between 1980 to 1986 the transformation of a Parisian train station into the Musée d’Orsay is one of her best-known architectural designs, garnering her architectural practice international fame.
Despite this, and although Aulenti realized over 700 projects, she is relatively unknown outside her native Italy. The Vitra Design Museum seeks to counteract this undeserved neglect with “Gae Aulenti: A Creative Universe”. The exhibition explores Aulenti’s multifaceted body of work, one that encompasses not only architectural projects and design objects, but also interiors, set, and costume design. The Vitra Schaudepot will present roughly 35 items from across her career, complemented by photographs, sketches, and drawings, as well as a slideshow, documentary films, and interviews.

cover image: Gae Aulenti, 1989, Courtesy of Archivio Gae Aulenti, photo: © Hans Visser

“Gae Aulenti: A Creative Universe”
29.02.2020 / 18.04.2021
Vitra Schaudepot
Charles-Eames-Str. 2 79576 Weil am Rhein – Germany

Exhibition Gae Aulenti

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“Gae Aulenti: A Creative Universe”, installation views, images courtesy of Vitra Design Museum

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Gae Aulenti, Interior for the Olivetti showroom in Paris, 1966/67
Courtesy of Archivio Gae Aulenti, photo: © RM


Gae Aulenti/Kartell, King Sun, 1967 © Vitra Design Museum, photo: Andreas Jung



Gae Aulenti / Martinelli Luce, Pipistrello, 1965 © Vitra Design Museum, photo: Andreas Sütterlin



Gae Aulenti / Fontana Spa, Tavolo con ruote, 1980 © Vitra Design Museum, photo: Andreas Sütterlin





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