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Ettore Sottsass

Collectors Set: Lettuce Plate and Drawing for Bloomingdale's, 1985

Plate: ceramic. Drawing: pencil, ink and collage on paper
19 1/4 × 19 1/4 in
48.9 × 48.9 cm
$1,900
location
Easton
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The Modern Archive
Easton
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Set includes one plate: 11.5" diameter x 1" and one drawing framed 19.25" x …

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Set includes one plate: 11.5" diameter x 1" and one drawing framed 19.25" x 19.25"
Manufacturer: Ceramic: Flavia for Memphis/Milano 1985. Made in Italy

Original presentation drawing in pencil and ink with notations on dimensions. Proposal for ceramic collection for Bloomingdale's. Plate …

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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Not signed but notations are in Sottsass's handwriting. Printed on bottom of plate; Memphis/Milano, Bloomingdale's, Made in Italy by … Read more
Series
Ceramic plates are still in production today but only stamped Memphis/Milano on bottom of plate.
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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 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.

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Easton
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Set includes one plate: 11.5" diameter x 1" and one drawing framed 19.25" x …

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Set includes one plate: 11.5" diameter x 1" and one drawing framed 19.25" x 19.25"
Manufacturer: Ceramic: Flavia for Memphis/Milano 1985. Made in Italy

Original presentation drawing in pencil and ink with notations on dimensions. Proposal for ceramic collection for Bloomingdale's. Plate …

Read more
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Not signed but notations are in Sottsass's handwriting. Printed on bottom of plate; Memphis/Milano, Bloomingdale's, Made in Italy by … Read more
Series
Ceramic plates are still in production today but only stamped Memphis/Milano on bottom of plate.
Image rights
The Modern Archive
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 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.

Ettore Sottsass

Collectors Set: Lettuce Plate and Drawing for Bloomingdale's, 1985

Plate: ceramic. Drawing: pencil, ink and collage on paper
19 1/4 × 19 1/4 in
48.9 × 48.9 cm
$1,900
location
Easton
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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