Ettore Sottsass, ‘Snaporazz Restaurant’, 1985, The Modern Archive
Ettore Sottsass, ‘Snaporazz Restaurant’, 1985, The Modern Archive
Ettore Sottsass, ‘Snaporazz Restaurant’, 1985, The Modern Archive
Ettore Sottsass, ‘Snaporazz Restaurant’, 1985, The Modern Archive
Ettore Sottsass, ‘Snaporazz Restaurant’, 1985, The Modern Archive
Ettore Sottsass, ‘Snaporazz Restaurant’, 1985, The Modern Archive
Ettore Sottsass, ‘Snaporazz Restaurant’, 1985, The Modern Archive
Ettore Sottsass, ‘Snaporazz Restaurant’, 1985, The Modern Archive
Ettore Sottsass, ‘Snaporazz Restaurant’, 1985, The Modern Archive
Ettore Sottsass, ‘Snaporazz Restaurant’, 1985, The Modern Archive
Ettore Sottsass, ‘Snaporazz Restaurant’, 1985, The Modern Archive

Set of nine black line prints (Noted 1-9) with #8 (North and East Elevation) & #9 (Interior Sections DD, EE), hand-colored in colored pencil and pastel by Matteo Thun. Set includes Ground Floor Plan, First Floor Plan with Tower Lounge, Roof Plan, Sections and all elevations. In excellent condition, never bound.
Snaporazz Restaurant was a major commission proposal by Sottsass Associati. Never realized, it was featured in the exhibition, "What Could Have Been: Unbuilt Architecture of the 80's". This is a set of concept drawings, with floor plans and elevations produced specifically to be shown in the exhibition. The two elevations were hand-colored by Matteo Thun for this presentation. Use our zoom feature to view the incredible details of each drawing. This set is a rare and beautiful portfolio of historic architectural vision.

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Sottsass Associati with hand-colored renderings by Matteo Thun

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
stockholmmodern, 
Stockholm,
Public
2016
Erastudio Apartment Gallery, 
Milan,
2016
Cologne, Germany,
'Summer Exhibition'
2014
Erastudio Apartment Gallery, 
Milan,
View Artist's CV