Gae Aulenti (December 4, 1927-October 31, 2012) was an Italian architect whose work included industrial and exhibition design, furniture, graphics, stage design, lighting and interior design.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gae_Aulenti
Sgarsul Rocker designed by Gae Aulenti for Italian brand Poltronova
1962 / Leather, Wood / 33″x28-3/4″x35-2/5″ / Photo Centro Studi Poltronova
Gae Aulenti on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gae-aulenti/