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Gae Aulenti: A Creative Universe

Febbraio 29 - Ottobre 11

Gae Aulenti A Creative Universe

On 29 February until 11 October 2020 the Vitra Schaudepot hosts the exhibition Gae Aulenti: A Creative Universe, curator Tanja Cunz.

Gae Aulenti is one of the most influential architects and designers of the post-war period. As early as the 1960s, her iconic creations – such as her »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.

The Italian designer gained international renown for her transformation of a Parisian train station into the Musée d’Orsay (1980–1986).
But 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, as well as exhibitions.

The Vitra Schaudepot present roughly 35 items from across her career, complemented by photographs, sketches, and drawings, as well as a slideshow, documentary films, and interviews.

With kind support of: Embassy of Italy in Berlin, Martinelli Luce and Bottega Ghianda

Opening hours: Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Info: T +49.7621.702.3200 | E |
Hashtag: #VitraSchaudepot | #GaeAulenti

Gae Aulenti/Poltronova, Stringa, 1963
© Vitra Design Museum,
photo: Andreas Sütterlin


Vitra Schaudepot
Charles-Eames-Str. 2
Weil am Rhein, 79576 Germania
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