Roberto Gabetti and Aimaro Isola

Roberto Gabetti was born in Turin in 1925. He studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Turin, where he wrote his thesis with Giovanni Muzio. Gabetti was quickly hired by the university after graduating in 1949 and he worked as an aid to his former Professor Carlo Mollino. Aimaro Oreglia d’Isola was born in Turin in 1928 and, like Gabetti, also graduated from the Polytechnic University of Turin. Gabetti and Isola began their iconic partnership in 1950. The pair designed architecture in the Neoliberty style, which was in reaction against the rationalist and international modern styles that had dominated the architectural practice in much of Italy. Instead, the Neoliberty movement favored a return to the historicism that was so prevalent before World War I. Gabetti and Isola created numerous influential public buildings in Italy, including the Turin Stock Exchange and The Museum of Antiquities as well as many ecclesiastical structures. Their work was considered controversial for turning against modernism, yet was also critically acclaimed, and the pair received many accolades for their buildings, including the Primo Bioclo Lab award for sustainable architecture, the International Stone Architecture Award, as well as several juried awards for best architecture in Italy. In addition to designing buildings, the pair created furniture and lighting that utilized expressive decorative detailing and flowing lines. The pair worked together until the death of Gabetti in 2000.

Auction Results Roberto Gabetti and Aimaro Isola

ROBERTO GABETTI AND AIMARO ISOLA, Rare armchair for the Turin Stock Exchange building | wright20.com

Roberto Gabetti and Aimaro Isola

Rare armchair for the Turin Stock Exchange building

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $23,750
ROBERTO GABETTI AND AIMARO ISOLA, tacolo da toeletta | wright20.com

Roberto Gabetti and Aimaro Isola

tacolo da toeletta

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $15,600
ROBERTO GABETTI AND AIMARO ISOLA, Rare drafting stool | wright20.com

Roberto Gabetti and Aimaro Isola

Rare drafting stool

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $15,000
ROBERTO GABETTI AND AIMARO ISOLA, TRI 6 dining table and six TRI 15 chairs | wright20.com

Roberto Gabetti and Aimaro Isola

TRI 6 dining table and six TRI 15 chairs

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $12,000
ROBERTO GABETTI AND AIMARO ISOLA, Trilogia sideboard | wright20.com

Roberto Gabetti and Aimaro Isola

Trilogia sideboard

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $10,800
ROBERTO GABETTI AND AIMARO ISOLA, Custom vanity from Casa Minola, Turin | wright20.com

Roberto Gabetti and Aimaro Isola

Custom vanity from Casa Minola, Turin

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $9,375
ROBERTO GABETTI AND AIMARO ISOLA, vanity | wright20.com

Roberto Gabetti and Aimaro Isola

vanity

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $9,000
ROBERTO GABETTI AND AIMARO ISOLA, Blu-Bo floor lamp | wright20.com

Roberto Gabetti and Aimaro Isola

Blu-Bo floor lamp

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $6,000