Ettore Sottsass, ‘Rare bowl’, 1958, Design/Decorative Art, Glazed earthenware, Rago/Wright
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Ettore Sottsass

Rare bowl, 1958

Glazed earthenware
9 in diameter
22.9 cm diameter
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Italy

Dimensions: 9 dia x 3.25 h in (23 x 8 cm)

Signed with glazed manufacturer's marks to …

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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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Dimensions: 9 dia x 3.25 h in (23 x 8 cm)

Signed with glazed manufacturer's marks to underside: [538 Italy B].

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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.

Ettore Sottsass

Rare bowl, 1958

Glazed earthenware
9 in diameter
22.9 cm diameter
Bidding closed
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