Pair of Gae Aulenti \"Pipistrello\" Telescopic Lamps, Circa 1965

Dealer Reference: U1106279025249
Period: 1965
Origin: Italy
Sale Price: $7,500
Height/Length: The lamp height may be adjusted from 28" to 34.5" high.
Depth/Diameter: The base is 13" in diameter, and the shade is 21" in diameter.
Number of Items Offered: 2
Condition: Very good. Minor flaws and light surface imperfections exist even in 'very good' or 'restored' items due to age and patina. Please do not expect 'like new' condition.
Product Description:
Fine & rare pair of \"Pipistrello\" lamps designed by Gae Aulenti for Martinelli Luce. Wonderfully designed and crafted, these early modernist lamps have a telescopic stem that allows you to adjust the lamp to your desired height. This early modernist lamp design with its white opal methacrylate shade was inspired by the wings of a bat (pipistrello in Italian), and have great presence. \"Gae Aulenti (December 4, 1927 – October 31, 2012) was an Italian architect, lighting and interior designer, and industrial designer.[1] She was well known for several large-scale museum projects, including Musée d\'Orsay in Paris (1980–86), the Contemporary Art Gallery at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Palazzo Grassi in Venice (1985–86), and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (2000–2003). Gae was one of the few women designing in the postwar period in Italy, and created many elegant pieces.\" {source:wikipedia}
Dealer Information:
Objects 20c
West Palm Beach, FL, 33405
United States
Phone: 561-659-0403