Gae Aulenti graduated 1954 from the faculty of architecture of Milan Polytechnic. From 1955 to 1965 she was on the editorial staff of Casabella. During the sixties she worked in the universities on the courses of Giuseppe Samonà on architectural composition in Venice and then in Milan with Ernesto N. Rogers. Her projects, published in Italy and abroad, as well as architecture, include interior design, industrial design, the staging of exhibitions and theatrical sets. Among her most celebrated architectural works, the projects for the renovation of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and Palazzo Grassi in Venice. She began collaborating for Venini in 1993.