Sottsass
Ettore

ITALY  
Ettore Sottsass

1917 Innsbruck (A)
2007 Milano (I)
A major figure of Italian design, Sottsass studied architecture at the Polytechnic of Turin and worked with a group of architects before opening his own studio in Milan in 1947. He participated in postwar reconstruction and interior and exhibition design. In 1956, he worked in George Nelson's studio in New York and created anti-design furniture for Poltronova. In 1958, he started collaborating with Olivetti ("Praxis" and "Valentine" typewriters and "Systema 45" office system). In the early sixties, he returned very ill from a trip in the East and began a series of ceramics. In the seventies, he founded "Global Tools" with Andrea Branzi, Gaetano Pesce and Alessandro Mendini among others. He also collaborated intensively with Alessi. In 1980, he founded "Sottsass Associati" with Aldo Cibic, Matteo Thun and Marco Zanini. And one year later he initiated "Memphis", a group of international designers, which he left in 1985. He then concentrated mostly on architecture.
Sottsass Associati E.E.I.G.
Via Melone, 2
20121 Milano
ITALY
T +39 02 72 01 60 90
F +39 02 80 95 96
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ETTORE SOTTSASS
FURNITURE [8]
LIGHTING [1]
TABLEWARE [4]
ACCESSORIES [10]
APPLIANCES [3]
Carlton Room Divider

Carlton Room Divider


D E S I G N E R
Ettore Sottsass

P R O D U C E R

Memphis, Italy
1981

M A T E R I A L   A N D   D I M E N S I O N S
plastic laminate
W.190 - D.40 - H.196 cm
'Iside' Centerpiece Courtesy Serafino Zani

'Iside' Centerpiece


D E S I G N E R
Ettore Sottsass

P R O D U C E R

Serafino Zani, Italy
1999

M A T E R I A L   A N D   D I M E N S I O N S
pewter
W. 39 cm - H. 6 cm
Lanaken Winter Courtesy Boscaro Project

Lanaken Winter


D E S I G N E R
Ettore Sottsass

P R O D U C E R

Boscaro Project, Italy
1999

M A T E R I A L   A N D   D I M E N S I O N S
beech + maple + cypress + oak + walnut + elm + palisander + birch + cherry + pearwood + padouk
45 x 142 x 45 cm
'Mirto' Vase Courtesy maruTomi

'Mirto' Vase


D E S I G N E R
Ettore Sottsass

P R O D U C E R

MaruTomi, Japan
1997

M A T E R I A L   A N D   D I M E N S I O N S
resin
Height 20,4 cm
'Valentine' Portable Typewriter Courtesy P & A Collection

'Valentine' Portable Typewriter


D E S I G N E R S
Perry King
Ettore Sottsass

P R O D U C E R

Olivetti, Italy
1969

M A T E R I A L   A N D   D I M E N S I O N S
plastic
Width 43,5 cm

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