Gae Aulenti designed a series of pieces of garden furniture for Poltronova that were called Locus Solus 1963. They were made of enameled tubular steel in anything but sober colors: orange and lemon yellow, and later pistachio green and eggplant. The cushions were padded with polyvinyl and covered with a cotton-jute mix printed with a pattern—designed in collaboration with students at the Art School in Pistoia—of concentric circles in gaudy colors on a white ground. Aulenti came up with a parody of the tubular metal furniture typical of Rationalism, treating it in Pop fashion. The lines are extremely refined: side chair, composed of a single winding piece of tubing, is the most virtuoso piece.
Handmade Cushions. Fabric printed covering with the exclusive Red or Green “Locus Solus” artwork or available in all the Exteta’s book fabrics. All coverings are fully removable and washable.
W28..5" x D39.5" x H32"