Offered by: Pushkin Antiques
64 High Street Kent TN11YB , England Call Seller 44.759.559.5079


Vintage "Oracolo" Floor Lamp By Gae Aulenti For Artemide, Made In Italy, 1970s

$ 2,995
  • Description
    A wonderful floor lamp by Gae Aulenti, made in Italy in the 1970s. The lamp was designed by Gaetana Aulenti in 1969 and production of this lamp ran throughout the 1970s. The design of this lamp still looks contemporary by today’s standards. When it was designed and revealed in 1969 it was way ahead of its time and the already much lauded Gaetana Aulenti (one of only two female designers graduating out of the Milan Polytechnic in 1954) was once again praised for her avant-garde approach to design. The design is very simple: a cylindrical body beneath a large opaque glass ball. It pre-dates by almost half a century the industrial design look which is so popular today and it is a fantastic piece or mid-century furniture.

    Gaetana Aulenti (known as Gae Aulenti, born 4 December 1927, died 31 October 2012) was an Italian architect and designer who was active in furniture design, graphic design, stage design, lighting design and interior design. She was known for her contributions to the design of important museums such as the Musee D’Orsay in Paris (in collaboration with ACT Architecture), the Contemporary Art Gallery at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the restoration of Palazzo Grassi in Venice and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Aulenti was one of only a few women architects and designers who gained notoriety in their own right during the post-war period in Italy, where Italian designers sought to make meaningful connections to production principles, and influenced culture far beyond Italy. This avant-garde design movement blossomed into an entirely new type of architecture and design, one full of imaginary utopias leaving standardization to the past.

    Aulenti's involvement in the Milan design scene of the 1950s and 1960s formed her into an architect respected for her analytical abilities to navigate metropolitan complexity no matter the medium. Her conceptual development can be followed in the design magazine Casabella, to which she contributed regularly.

    Catalogue Artemide Studio A, 1976, pages 48-49.
    G. Gramigna, Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950 - 2000: per l'Arredamento Domestico, Vol. 1, Turin, Edizioni Umberto Allemandi, 2003, page 164.
    G. Gramigna, 1950/1980 Repertorio, Milan, Edizioni Mondadori, 1985, page 302.

    We offer complimentary shipping to all our customers in Great Britain.

    We are unable to provide a fixed shipping cost for this item to all other countries.

    All international customers must request a shipping quote before purchasing as shipping costs can vary greatly depending on the destination country.

    Please note that our interior pieces are located at our Interior Design Showroom in Buckinghamshire, if you wish to see the item in person, please contact us to arrange an appointment.


    In Good Condition - minor wear and tear to the metal base, very minor chips to the base of the glass (hidden from sight), please refer to photographs.


    Diameter: 43cm
    Height: 185cm
    Height to leaf top: 140cm
  • More Information
    Documentation: Makers Label/Invoice
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1950-1979
    Condition: Good. In Good Condition - minor wear and tear to the metal base, very minor chips to the base of the glass (hidden from sight), please refer to photographs.
    Creation Date: 1970
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Other
    Dealer Reference #: B8787
    Incollect Reference #: 624203
  • Dimensions
    H. 72.83 in; Diam. 16.93 in;
    H. 185 cm; Diam. 43 cm;
Message from Seller:

When you think of luxurious interiors, think Pushkin Antiques. We are a leading European antique brand with a vision of helping you step up your style with exclusive art pieces. Want a home that speaks beauty and class? Contact us today.

Sign In To View Price close

You must Sign In to your account to view the price. If you don’t have an account, please Create an Account below.

Loading... Loading...
  • This website uses cookies to track how visitors use our website to provide a better user experience. By continuing to browse this website, you are agreeing to our cookie policy
Join InCollect close

Join to view prices, save favorites, share collections and connect with others.

Forgot Password?
  • Be the first to see new listings and weekly events
    Invalid Email. Please try again.