Ettore Sottsass, ‘Nero Belgio vase from the Esercizi series’, 1998, Wright
Ettore Sottsass, ‘Nero Belgio vase from the Esercizi series’, 1998, Wright

Dimensions: 11.75 dia x 29.75 h in (30 x 76 cm)

This example is number 2 from the edition of 7 produced for Marina Barovier Gallery, Venice and Bruno Bischofberger Gallery, Zurich. Incised signature, date and number to base of glass element: [Ettore Sottsass 98 2/7].

Italy

Manufacturer: Cenedese

Sottsass Glass Works, Barovier, Bischofberger and Carboni, pg. 145

Collection of Max Palevsky | Thence by descent

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,
View Artist's CV