Midcentury Modern Design 'PILEO' Mezzo Pileo Table Lamp by Gae Aulenti for Artemide, Italy 1970's

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Vintage Midcentury Modern Design 'PILEO' Mezzo Pileo Table or Desk lamp by Gae Aulenti for Artemide, made in Italy 1970's. Stamped on the bottom of the lamp. All plastic construction with a moveable shade for different ambient light. All original and very good working condition. Measures (in normal setup position): 45,5cm x 37cm x 45cm.

Gae Aulenti was an Architect, installation artist, lighting and interior designer and provoking theoretician. She was born in Palazzolo della Stella, Udine in Italy. Aulenti studied architecture form the Milan Polytechnic University and graduated in 1953. She started her career off by first reserving position of a professor at the Venice School of Architecture from 1960 to 1962 and later from 1964-67 she taught at the Milan School of Architecture. Other than architecture Aulenti got immense fame due to her exceptional furniture designs. Throughout sixties she proposed a vast variety of furniture designs for a departmental store and won Milan Triennial prize for her work. She herself stated her major strategy for furniture design as, “I aim to create furniture that appears in a room as buildings on a skyline and reminds the viewer of the interaction between objects of design and architectural space.”