Ettore Sottsass, ‘Two 'Fischietto' vases, model nos. 592 and 594, from the 'Ceramiche a colaggio' series’, ca. 1962, Phillips

Tallest: 31.6 cm (12 1/2 in.) high, 11.2 cm (4 3/8 in.) diameter
Manufactured by Società Ceramica Toscana, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana for Galleria Il Sestante, Milan, Italy. Underside of tallest signed with IL SESTANTE/SOTTSASS, the other with SOTTSASS/IL SESTANTE/594 ITALY.

Ceramiche a colaggio, per la serie', Domus, no. 422, January 1965, pp. 53-54
Fernanda Pivano, 'Ettore Sottsass, Ceramiche dal 1955 al 1970', Domus, no. 749, May 1993, p. 70
Fulvio Ferrari, Ettore Sottsass Tutta la Ceramica, Turin, 1996, p. 103, figs. 402, 404

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

New York,
Ettore Sottsass 1955 - 1969
New York,
Ettore Sottsass: Un Piccolo Omaggio a Mondrian

Group Shows

Open Air Modern, 
October Additions
Cologne, Germany,
'Summer Exhibition'
Erastudio Apartment Gallery, 
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