Ettore Sottsass

Italian, 1917–2007

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An Italian architect and designer known for his large oeuvre including furniture, jewelry, glass, lighting, and office design, Ettore Sottsass was also the founder in the early 1980s of the Memphis Group. Drawing inspiration from such movements as

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€325
Telephone "Huge", 1986
Sold on Apr 20, 2021
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Sculpture
Yellow, black and red plastic
19.5 x 6.0 x 10.0 cm
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€325
Auction Sale
Apr 20, 2021
Artcurial
Description
Yellow, black and red plastic 6 x 19.5 x 10 cm Yellow, black and red plastic "Enorme" phone with its original box by Ettore Sottsass - 1986 2.36 x 7.67 x 3.94 in. Sold 325 € * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Telephone "Huge", 1986
Yellow, black and red plastic
Apr 20, 2021
Artcurial
€325
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Sculpture
19.5 x 6.0 x 10.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Apr 20, 2021
Artcurial
Realized Price
€325
Description
Yellow, black and red plastic 6 x 19.5 x 10 cm Yellow, black and red plastic "Enorme" phone with its original box by Ettore Sottsass - 1986 2.36 x 7.67 x 3.94 in. Sold 325 € * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
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Opera Cosmica, 1958
Sold on Oct 22, 2020
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Painting
tempera and paper collage on Masonite
16.0 x 190.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 22, 2020
Christie's
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signed and dated ‘Sottsass 58’ (lower right); titled, signed, dated and inscribed ‘Ettore Sottsass Jr. “Opera Cosmica” (pre-memphis) 1958’ (on the reverse) tempera and paper collage on Masonite 74 ¾ x 6 ¼in. (190 x 16cm.) in artist's frame Executed in 1958
Opera Cosmica, 1958
tempera and paper collage on Masonite
Oct 22, 2020
Christie's
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Painting
16.0 x 190.0 cm
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Oct 22, 2020
Christie's
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signed and dated ‘Sottsass 58’ (lower right); titled, signed, dated and inscribed ‘Ettore Sottsass Jr. “Opera Cosmica” (pre-memphis) 1958’ (on the reverse) tempera and paper collage on Masonite 74 ¾ x 6 ¼in. (190 x 16cm.) in artist's frame Executed in 1958
$6,075
Rare Svincolo Floor Lamp, 1980
Sold on Sep 30, 2020
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print laminate, chrome plated steel
252.7 cm
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$6,075
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Sep 30, 2020
Bonhams
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1980 Studio Alchimia for the Bau.Haus Collection, print laminate, chrome plated steel, from the edition of seven height 99 1/2in (252.7cm); width 24 1/2in (62.2cm); depth 17 3/4in (45cm)
Rare Svincolo Floor Lamp, 1980
print laminate, chrome plated steel
Sep 30, 2020
Bonhams
$6,075
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252.7 cm
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Sep 30, 2020
Bonhams
Realized Price
$6,075
Description
1980 Studio Alchimia for the Bau.Haus Collection, print laminate, chrome plated steel, from the edition of seven height 99 1/2in (252.7cm); width 24 1/2in (62.2cm); depth 17 3/4in (45cm)
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Rare Moonlight Floor Lamp, 1970
Sold on Sep 30, 2020
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enameled and polished steel
189.0 cm
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Price not available
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Sep 30, 2020
Bonhams
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1970 for Arredoluce, enameled and polished steel height 74 1/2in (189cm); width 10 1/4in (26cm); depth 10 1/4in (26cm)
Rare Moonlight Floor Lamp, 1970
enameled and polished steel
Sep 30, 2020
Bonhams
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189.0 cm
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Sep 30, 2020
Bonhams
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Price not available
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1970 for Arredoluce, enameled and polished steel height 74 1/2in (189cm); width 10 1/4in (26cm); depth 10 1/4in (26cm)
$2,167
Le Strutture Tremano Table, 1979
Sold on Sep 30, 2020
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enameled metal, glass, laminate covered wood
117.1 cm
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$2,167
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Sep 30, 2020
Bonhams
Description
designed 1979 for Studio Alchimia, enameled metal, glass, laminate covered wood height 46in (117.1cm); width 19 1/2in (50cm); depth 19 1/2in (50cm)
Le Strutture Tremano Table, 1979
enameled metal, glass, laminate covered wood
Sep 30, 2020
Bonhams
$2,167
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117.1 cm
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Sep 30, 2020
Bonhams
Realized Price
$2,167
Description
designed 1979 for Studio Alchimia, enameled metal, glass, laminate covered wood height 46in (117.1cm); width 19 1/2in (50cm); depth 19 1/2in (50cm)
$1,785
Sottsass Collection Seiko Wristwatch, 1993
Sold on Sep 30, 2020
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sapphire glass, stainless steel, metal base, plastic
22.9 cm
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$1,785
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Sep 30, 2020
Bonhams
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1993 for Seiko, sapphire glass, stainless steel, metal base, leather, plastic, marked 'DESIGN: SOTTSASS ASSOCIATI' and numbered '480511' with Seiko stamps on back of case overall length 9in (22.9cm); diameter of case 1 1/4in (3.3cm); depth of case 1/4in (.6cm)
Sottsass Collection Seiko Wristwatch, 1993
sapphire glass, stainless steel, metal base, plastic
Sep 30, 2020
Bonhams
$1,785
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22.9 cm
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Sep 30, 2020
Bonhams
Realized Price
$1,785
Description
1993 for Seiko, sapphire glass, stainless steel, metal base, leather, plastic, marked 'DESIGN: SOTTSASS ASSOCIATI' and numbered '480511' with Seiko stamps on back of case overall length 9in (22.9cm); diameter of case 1 1/4in (3.3cm); depth of case 1/4in (.6cm)
$1,785
Vase and Bowl, 1959
Sold on Sep 30, 2020
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45.0 cm
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$1,785
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Sep 30, 2020
Bonhams
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designed 1959 from the Hollywood Series for Bitossi, glazed earthenware, each marked on the underside 'SOTTSASS BITOSSI MONTELUPPO' height of vase 17 3/4in (45cm); diameter 6in (15cm); height of bowl 7in (18cm); diameter 8in (20cm)
Vase and Bowl, 1959
Sep 30, 2020
Bonhams
$1,785
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45.0 cm
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Sep 30, 2020
Bonhams
Realized Price
$1,785
Description
designed 1959 from the Hollywood Series for Bitossi, glazed earthenware, each marked on the underside 'SOTTSASS BITOSSI MONTELUPPO' height of vase 17 3/4in (45cm); diameter 6in (15cm); height of bowl 7in (18cm); diameter 8in (20cm)
SEK30,000
a red and black lacquered "Nairobi" cabinet by Zanotta, Italy, post 1989., 1989
Sold on Jun 17, 2020
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85.0 x 178.0 x 55.0 cm
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SEK30,000
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Jun 17, 2020
Bukowskis
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a red and black lacquered "Nairobi" cabinet by Zanotta, Italy, post 1989., 1989
Jun 17, 2020
Bukowskis
SEK30,000
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85.0 x 178.0 x 55.0 cm
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Jun 17, 2020
Bukowskis
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SEK30,000
SEK36,000
a "Tahiti", table lamp, Memphis, Milan, post 1981., 1981
Sold on Jun 17, 2020
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polychrome enamelled metal
69.0 cm
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SEK36,000
Auction Sale
Jun 17, 2020
Bukowskis
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a "Tahiti", table lamp, Memphis, Milan, post 1981., 1981
polychrome enamelled metal
Jun 17, 2020
Bukowskis
SEK36,000
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69.0 cm
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Jun 17, 2020
Bukowskis
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SEK36,000
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“Sandretta” table mirror, model no. SP.63, 1965
Sold on May 21, 2020
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Stained and painted wood, mirrored glass, brass.
43.5 x 48.6 x 16.5 cm
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Price not available
Auction Sale
May 21, 2020
Phillips
Description
“Sandretta” table mirror, model no. SP.63, 1965
Stained and painted wood, mirrored glass, brass.
May 21, 2020
Phillips
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43.5 x 48.6 x 16.5 cm
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May 21, 2020
Phillips
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Price not available