Ettore Sottsass, ‘Vase, model no. Y20, from the 'Yantra di Terracotta' series’, ca. 1969, Phillips
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Ettore Sottsass

Vase, model no. Y20, from the 'Yantra di Terracotta' series, ca. 1969

Glazed terracotta
15 7/10 × 13 7/10 × 7 1/2 in
40 × 34.8 × 19 cm
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Distributed by Design Centre, Milan, Italy. Underside signed with SOTTSASS/Y / 20.

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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, ‘Vase, model no. Y20, from the 'Yantra di Terracotta' series’, ca. 1969, Phillips
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Distributed by Design Centre, Milan, Italy. Underside signed with SOTTSASS/Y / 20.

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Design/Decorative Art
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

Vase, model no. Y20, from the 'Yantra di Terracotta' series, ca. 1969

Glazed terracotta
15 7/10 × 13 7/10 × 7 1/2 in
40 × 34.8 × 19 cm
Bidding closed
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