Ettore Sottsass, ‘Geology 2 vase’, 2000, Wright
Ettore Sottsass, ‘Geology 2 vase’, 2000, Wright
Ettore Sottsass, ‘Geology 2 vase’, 2000, Wright

This work is number 9 from the edition of 12. Signed and numbered to underside: [Ettore Sottsass A. Sarri 9/12]. Signed with stamped manufacturer's mark to underside: [AS Alessio Sarri Ceramiche].

Italy

Manufacturer: Alessio Sarri Ceramiche

Ettore Sottsass: And The Tower of Babel Was Also Made of Terracotta, Schone, ppg. 134-135 illustrate forms from series Sottsass, King, Picchi, Sudjic, Zanot and Thome, ppg. 406-407 illustrates forms from series

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
2014
Giacomo Guidi Arte Contemporanea, 
Rome,
2010
New York,
Ettore Sottsass: Un Piccolo Omaggio a Mondrian

Group Shows

2017
Stockholm,
2016
Erastudio Apartment Gallery, 
Milan,
2016
Cologne, Germany,
'Summer Exhibition'
2014
Erastudio Apartment Gallery, 
Milan,
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