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This fabulous and very clever design consists of a cylindrical “bundle” of triangular tubes that spring from the ground, separate like branches and flow to form the frame, crossbars and armrests. Launched in 1975 by Knoll International, The “Aulenti Collection” was inspired by a series of sketches that displayed fluid shapes branching into space.
Italian architect-designer Gaetana “Gae” Aulenti (1927-2012) was born in the town of Palazzolo dello Stella, near Trieste. Defying her parents’ wishes, she studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, graduating in 1954—one of only two women in a class of 20.
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