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Ettore Sottsass

Sirio Glass Vase, 1982

Hand-blown multicolored glass
14 × 6 × 5 1/2 in
35.6 × 15.2 × 14 cm
$5,500
location
Easton
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Early example of this important vase produced in 1982. This very piece traveled with the Memphis …

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Early example of this important vase produced in 1982. This very piece traveled with the Memphis exhibition to most venues from Memphis, Tennessee to the Cooper Hewitt in New York. It was also displayed in the Grace Designs showroom and has remained in our founder's collection. Despite its active travel schedule, …

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Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Signed MEMPHIS MADE IN ITALY BY TOSO VETRI D'ARTE on base.
Series
Early version in series - not numbered
Manufacturer
Memphis/Milano and Toso Vetri D'Arte
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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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Early example of this important vase produced in 1982. This very piece traveled with the Memphis …

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Early example of this important vase produced in 1982. This very piece traveled with the Memphis exhibition to most venues from Memphis, Tennessee to the Cooper Hewitt in New York. It was also displayed in the Grace Designs showroom and has remained in our founder's collection. Despite its active travel schedule, …

Read more
Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Signed MEMPHIS MADE IN ITALY BY TOSO VETRI D'ARTE on base.
Series
Early version in series - not numbered
Manufacturer
Memphis/Milano and Toso Vetri D'Arte
Image rights
The Modern Archive
Price ranges of design objects by Ettore Sottsass
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$5,500–$6,050
This work
$0
$11,550+
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

Sirio Glass Vase, 1982

Hand-blown multicolored glass
14 × 6 × 5 1/2 in
35.6 × 15.2 × 14 cm
$5,500
location
Easton
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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