Ettore Sottsass, ‘"Agra" totem’, Circa 1994, Galerie Yves Gastou
Ettore Sottsass, ‘"Agra" totem’, Circa 1994, Galerie Yves Gastou

About Ettore Sottsass

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 Art Deco and Pop Art, Memphis produced and exhibited furniture and objects that were vibrant in color and futuristic in design. Sottsass’ own work was known for its variety, oftentimes incorporating playfulness through ornamentation and color. His Olivetti typewriter (1969), one of his most celebrated designs, made of bright red-orange plastic, was a Pop phenom in both its functionality and innovative design. His architecture and design career spanned many decades and styles.

Italian, 1917-2007, Innsbruck, Austria, based in Milan, Italy

Solo Shows

2017
2015
New York,
Ettore Sottsass 1955 - 1969
2010
New York,
Ettore Sottsass: Un Piccolo Omaggio a Mondrian

Group Shows

2017
Stockholm,
2016
Open Air Modern, 
Brooklyn,
October Additions
2016
Cologne, Germany,
'Summer Exhibition'
2014
Erastudio Apartment Gallery, 
Milan,
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