JACQUEMUS + EXTETA, the special re-edition of LOCUS SOLUS 1964 collection designed by Gae Aulenti
The French label Jacquemus and the Italian Exteta partnered to launch on April 17th, 2023 a special re-edition of Gae Aulenti's renowned collection Locus Solus, in a tactile rediscovery of the same. The series hails from Italian architect and designer’s 1960s pop production and combines strong lines with vintage charm, enhancing harmony and versatility in space.
The collection combines Jacquemus' playful approach to interior design through homewear objects and designs. With sensuous shapes and a retro design, the whole Locus Solus collection is available in an off-white structure and two different textile finishings: a yellow striped version and a beige fabric with contrasting sewing.
Gaetana Emilia Aulenti, commonly known as Gae Aulenti, has been a trailblazing designer, paving the way for international design innovations. She is now remembered for her large-scale projects and the layout in places such as Gare d’Orsay in Paris and Palazzo Grassi in Venice, not to mention the countless awards received.
Design, architecture, and arts have always been a source of inspiration for Simon Porte Jacquemus. With this collaboration, Jacquemus is exploring a broader interior design capsule collection. “This collaboration with Exteta came naturally and spontaneously. I have always dreamed of developing a furniture line… I’m a great fan of designer chairs and I have collected Gae Aulenti vintage chairs for many years, ever since I saw them in the movie “La Piscine” by Jacques Deray. I wanted to add a Jacquemus touch to the chair, with a yellow striped fabric inspired by 80’s beach mattresses and umbrellas.” says Simon Porte Jacquemus.
The full Locus Solus collection is available exclusively online at jacquemus.com and at Exteta official retailers in limited quantities.
Exteta’s latest joint project with Jacquemus is part of a series of exclusive collaborations of high-performing design furniture seamlessly flowing from outdoor to indoor handmade in Italy.