Floor lamp Mod. "Oracolo"
Dark brown lacquered metal stem, chrome detail, spherical opaque glass diffuser
DESIGNER Gae Aulenti (1924-2012)
DIMENSIONS D. 48 x H. 140 /cm
Repertorio del Design Italiano, Giuliana Gramigna, vol.1, pg. 164 (illustration)
The Complete Designers' Lights II, Clemence & Didier Krzentowski, pg. 263
Gae Aulenti was a prominent postwar Italian designer and architect who lent her fluid approach to media and material to some of the most important architectural and interior designs of the late 20th century. It was during her early years as an architect that her unique design philosophy emerged, one that centered on the ultimate freedom of the designer from the limitations of practice to a singular medium. Aulenti was celebrated in her lifetime for her contributions to the fields of architecture and design by renowned institutions around the globe. In addition to being awarded the designation of Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, Aulenti was the recipient of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and was also elected as an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects before her death at the age of 85.