Gae Aulenti was a very versatile and talented architect who undoubtedly occupied an illustrious position in the history of design. An alumna of Politecnico di Milano, she has completed a series of prestigious projects during her long career spanning more than fifty years. For example, Aulenti was responsible for redesigning the Musée d'Orsay and creating a space for the Musée National d'Art Moderne in the Center Pompidou in Paris.
In addition to these projects of an architectural nature, Aulenti has managed to leave a mark in the world of interior design with a multitude of furniture, lamps and objects. Many of these objects starred as backdrops in films and advertisements. Take, for example, the Locus Solus garden set in the 1969 classic La Piscine with Alain Delon, Romy Schneider and a young Jane Birkin. This will be an indelible memory for a design-loving audience.
Aulenti made this table lamp called Neverrino in collaboration with Vetreria Vistosi. An Italian manufacturer specializing in decorative lighting made of blown glass. A sleek round black spray-painted metal foot stands at the base of this attractive object. A slender stem that has also been sprayed ends in a fixture consisting of four light sources. Three lamps sit under the Murano glass shade and one lamp sits on top but falls within a sloping recess. By means of a double switch you can choose whether more light is needed or if only the top lamp is required to shine.
Both choices have an effect on the amazing drawing in the blue glass, which was created by applying the old Murrini glass technique that goes back thousands of years. At the bottom the figures are somewhat loosely placed from each other and at the top they merge and are dark blue and green in color. After lighting the lamps an impressive spectacle will follow.
The condition of the lamp is very good with minimal signs of use