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Ettore Sottsass

I (from Twenty-Seven Woods for a Chinese Artificial Flower), 1995

Walnut burl, lacquered wood, brass
18 1/2 in diameter
47 cm diameter
Edition 9/12
This is part of a limited edition set.
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This work is number 9 from the edition of 12.

This work is number 9 from the edition of 12.

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Signed with applied manufacturer's label to underside 'Design Gallery Milano Ettore Sottsass 9/12 1995 Made in Italy'.
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Design Gallery Milano
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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This work is number 9 from the edition of 12.

This work is number 9 from the edition of 12.

Signature
Signed with applied manufacturer's label to underside 'Design Gallery Milano Ettore Sottsass 9/12 1995 Made in Italy'.
Publisher
Design Gallery Milano
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

I (from Twenty-Seven Woods for a Chinese Artificial Flower), 1995

Walnut burl, lacquered wood, brass
18 1/2 in diameter
47 cm diameter
Edition 9/12
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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