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Ettore Sottsass Furniture

Italian, 1917-2007

An architect, industrial designer, philosopher and provocateur, Ettore Sottsass led a revolution in the aesthetics and technology of modern design in the late 20th century.

Sottsass was the oldest member of the Memphis Group — a design collective, formed in Milan in 1980, whose irreverent, spirited members included Alessandro Mendini, Michele de Lucchi, Michael Graves and Shiro Kuramata. All had grown disillusioned by the staid, black-and-brown “corporatized” modernism that had become endemic in the 1970s. Memphis (the name stemmed from the title of a Bob Dylan song) countered with bold, brash, colorful, yet quirkily minimal designs for furniture, glassware, ceramics and metalwork. They mocked high-status by building furniture with inexpensive materials such as plastic laminates, decorated to resemble exotic finishes such as animal skins. Their work was both functional and — as intended — shocking. Even as it preceded the Memphis Group's formal launch, Sottsass's iconic Ultrafragola mirror — in its conspicuously curved plastic shell and radical pops of pink neon — embodies many of the collective's postmodern ideals.

Sottsass's most-recognized designs appeared in the first Memphis collection, issued in 1981 — notably the multihued, angular Carlton room divider and Casablanca bookcase. As pieces on 1stDibs demonstrate, however, Sottsass is at his most imaginative and expressive in smaller, secondary furnishings such as lamps and chandeliers, and in table pieces and glassware that have playful and sculptural qualities.

It was as an artist that Ettore Sottsass was celebrated in his life, in exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in 2006, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art a year later. Even then Sottsass’s work prompted critical debate. And for a man whose greatest pleasure was in astonishing, delighting and ruffling feathers, perhaps there was no greater accolade. That the work remains so revolutionary and bold — that it breaks with convention so sharply it will never be considered mainstream — is a testament to his genius.

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Creator: Ettore Sottsass
"Moonlight" by Ettore Sottsass for Arredoluce, Italy 1971
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Amstelveen, NL
Rare and collectible floorlamp, model 'Moonlight', by Ettore Sottsass for Arredoluce, Italy 1971. A tall square mirror-like column opens up at one side to reveal a neon tube. Close...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

Originale Specchio da parete di Ettore Sottsass, Anno 1950
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Bastia Umbra, IT
ORIGINALE ed elegante Specchio da parete di Ettore Sottsass per Santambrogio&DeBerti risale all'anno 1950. Questo specchio è in condizioni originali, può presentare piccoli segni de...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Brass

1980s Gorgeous Red Vase "Hsing" Designed by Ettore Sottsass. Made in Italy
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milano, IT
1980s Gorgeous vase "Hsing" in red glazed ceramic designes by Ettore Sottsass for Alessio Sarri, Sesto Fiorentino. This vase is in excellent condition. Made in Italy. It's marked at ...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

Ettore Sottsass Pink Ceramic Shiva Flower Vase, by BD Barcelona
By BD Barcelona Design, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Shiva ceramic flower vase designed by Ettore Sottsass, circa 1973, edited by BD in Barcelona. In good original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use preserving a b...
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

Vintage Marble Table by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, Italy 1960s.
By Poltronova, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Roma, IT
Vintage Marble Table by E. Sottsass for Poltronova, Italy 1960s. Vintage table realized in 1965 by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova. Top and base in ''Rosso di Verona'' marble and b...
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1960s Italian Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Marble, Metal

Kartell Pilastro Stool in Black by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Pilastro stool is part of the Kartell goes Sottsass, a tribute to Memphis collection, launched in 2015 in homage to design guru Ettore Sottsass....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell Pilastro Stool in Green by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Pilastro stool is part of the Kartell goes Sottsass, a tribute to Memphis collection, launched in 2015 in homage to design guru Ettore Sottsass....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Plastic

Ultrafragola Mirror/Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, Italy
By Poltronova, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milan, Italy
This is Ultrafragola a nice mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova in the 1970. It is a translucent white plastic frame of undulating outline, concealing pink internal flu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Glass, Plastic

Treetops Floor Lamp 'EU' 220 Volts, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown the EU wired 'Treetops' floor lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981 in metal with halogen bulb. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939 he graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Torino. One of the most influential and important figures of the last century. As an Architect and Designer, he has participated in all radical movements whether created from the 1970s and 1980s. In 1981 he founded the Memphis Group, a group that has radically changed the scenario of Italian and world design. Honored with numerous international awards, was winner of the Golden...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

Tahiti Table Lamp (US VERSION 110v), by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown the US wired 'Tahiti' Table lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981. The light fixture is of a polychrome enameled metal "duck" with a pivoting-like head mounted on a black and white bacterio-patterned laminate base. EU VERSION 220v AVAILABLE IN ANOTHER LISTING. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939 he graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Torino. One of the most influential and important figures of the last century. As an Architect and Designer, he has participated in all radical movements whether created from the 1970s and 1980s. In 1981 he founded the Memphis group, a group that has radically changed the scenario of Italian and world design. Honored with numerous international awards, was winner of the Golden Compass in 1959. He designed the first laptop "Valentina" by Olivetti. He died in 2007 at the age of 90 years. Memphis Milano is the great cultural phenomenon of the 1980s that revolutionized creative and commercial logics in design. Born from the idea of Ettore Sottsass and a group of young designers and architects, in Milan, coupled in the years by famous designers from the international scene, Memphis turned upside down all of the existing parameters on living. Ettore Sottsass as the backbone of the group, design gained a new concept and expression through new shapes, materials and patterns, expanding the creative limits of the industry. Memphis became a symbol of New Design. Its influence is still clear in various sectors of production and beyond. Additional info: - Dimensions: H 23.5 inches - Materials: Metal - Lighting info: 50 W, 12 V -Additional Lighting Info: Please note that this item is wired in 110 V for the standard US light socket. - Price includes additional US rewiring cost for accessibility to US outlets. - If you are interested in the EU version of this light, please refer to the dealers storefront for the (EU) wired light fixture...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo, 'Manifesto' Ceiling Lamp, 1970, Short Blue Version
By Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Located in London, GB
Ettore Sottsass, Austria/Italy (designer) Stilnovo, Italy (manufacturer) 'Manifesto' ceiling lamp, designed 1970 Chrome-plated and blue lacquered metal shade with white interior...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal, Chrome

Kartell Colonna Stool in Pink by Ettore Sottsass
By Kartell, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Colonna stool is included in the Kartell goes Sottsass - A Tribute to Memphis collection, launched in 2015 in homage to the movement founded by desig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell Colonna Stool in Black by Ettore Sottsass
By Kartell, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Colonna stool is included in the Kartell goes Sottsass - A Tribute to Memphis collection, launched in 2015 in homage to the movement founded by desig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Plastic

Ettore Sottsass Callimaco Floor Lamp for Artemide
By Artemide, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Glendale, CA
Ettore Sottsass Callimaco floor lamp for Artemide. Originally created in 1982, Ettore Sottsass’ “horn” of light creates the remarkable illusion ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Aluminum

Chalice Vase by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Bitossi
Located in Milan, IT
This elegant vase was designed by famous Italian architect Ettore Sottsass in 1962. It is in white clay and its geometric shape with a white finish is adorned with a series of parall...
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2010s Italian Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

Twenty-Seven Woods for a Chinese Artificial Flower Vase L by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Design Gallery Milano
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Twenty-seven woods for a Chinese artificial flower vase L by Ettore Sottsass, Edited by Design Gallery Milano, 1995. Limited edition of 12 signed and numbered pieces, number 3/12...
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1990s European Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Glass, Wood

Shiva Flower Vase by Ettore Sottsass
By BD Barcelona Design, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Shiva flower vase by Ettore Sottsass was designed in 1973 following the inspiration garnered from his love for Catalan women w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

Italian Modern Glass Floor Lamp Allarnisam by Ettore Sottsass for Venini, 1990s
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern Glass Floor lamp Allarnisam by Ettore Sottsass for Venini, 1990s Floor lamp mod. Allarnisam with diffuser composed of 4 cylind...
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1990s Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

Alaska Silver Candlestick, by Ettore Sottsass, 1981
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Roma, IT
Alaska is an original decorative silver object realized and created by Ettore Sottsass in the 1980s. Original silver candlestick realized in 1981. Made in Italy. The label...
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1980s Italian Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Silver

Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo, 'Manifesto' Ceiling Lamp 1970, Longest Red Version
By Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Located in London, GB
Ettore Sottsass, Austria/Italy (designer) Stilnovo, Italy (manufacturer) 'Manifesto' ceiling lamp, designed 1970 Chrome-plated and red lacquered metal shade. Original bulb holde...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal, Chrome

Synthesis Chairs by Ettore Sottsass's Design for Olivetti
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Rare set of seven Synthesis Chairs by Ettore Sottsass for Olivetti, marked under the seat, produced from 1970-1979.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Iron

Small Ceramic Vase by Ettore Sottsass for Bitossi, 1959
By Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
A small ceramic vase or bottle with green and purple pinstripe glaze designed by Ettore Sottsass for Bitossi. Aquired from the Miami estate...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

21st Century Ettore Sottsas Demistella Console in Briar, Polychrome Marble, Wood
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in massa, IT
Polychrome marble console designed by Ettore Sottsass. Description: Console with top in polychrome marble, wood, Macchia Vecchia Marble, Marquinia Bla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Marble

Kartell Pilastro Stool in Pink by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Pilastro stool is part of the Kartell goes Sottsass, a tribute to Memphis collection, launched in 2015 in homage to design guru Ettore Sottsass....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Plastic

Venini Puzzle Vase in Coral & Aquamarine Glass by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Venini Puzzle glass in coral/aquamarine by Ettore Sottsass. Numbered edition for year. Hand-blown glass. Color: Coral/Aquamarine Technique: Opal Dimensions: Ø 27 cm, H 40 cm Ye...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Blown Glass

Pink ‘Ultrafragola’ Mirror Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in London, GB
The curvaceous pink ‘Ultrafragola’ mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass is probably the most iconic of all his many designs. Originally produced in the 1970s by Poltronova, the ‘Ultrafragola’ formed part of a series of Sottsass designs named Mobili Grigi. When illuminated, the lights within the mirror transform the white opaline acrylic shell into a stunning multi-pink display. This unique, individually numbered, re-edition piece is still produced by the same Florentine company today and is sold with a “Certificate of Authenticity”. The perfectly pink ‘selfie’ mirror!
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Glass, Acrylic

Pink ‘Ultrafragola’ Mirror Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in London, GB
The curvaceous pink ‘Ultrafragola’ mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass is probably the most iconic of all his many designs. Originally produced in the 1970s by Poltronova, the ‘Ultrafragola’ formed part of a series of Sottsass designs named Mobili Grigi. When illuminated, the lights within the mirror transform the white opaline acrylic shell into a stunning multi-pink display. This unique, individually numbered, re-edition piece is still produced by the same Florentine company today and is sold with a “Certificate of Authenticity”. The perfectly pink ‘selfie’ mirror...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Glass, Acrylic

Ettore Sottsass Montenegro Carrara Marble & Granite Console for Ultima Edizione
By Ultima Edizione, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Almelo, NL
Ettore Sottsass Montenegro Carrara Marble & Granite Console for Ultima Edizione 1980s The Montenegro console table, created by Ettore Sottsass in...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Granite, Carrara Marble

Ettore Sottsass Post-Modernism Colored Geometric Mirror for Glas Italia 2007
By Ettore Sottsass, Glas Italia
Located in New York, NY
A modern polychromatic Memphis-style mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass, of the post-modernism movement, part of the series Gli Specchi di Dioniso produced by the Italian Company Gla...
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Early 2000s Italian Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Art Glass, Mirror, Cut Glass, Wood

“Medusa” Blown glass vase by Ettore Sottsass - Venini MURANO
By Venini, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brussels, BE
“Medusa” Blown glass vase by Ettore Sottsass. Spectacular vase formed by a large spherical element in milky glass resting on a circular base in blue glass faceted on the reverse. The...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Blown Glass

Italian Postmodern Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo Sinus Lamp in Red
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Postmodern Sinus lamp in red, designed by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo. Featuring a dynamic, undulating form with an exposed light source, this sculptural lamp showcases whimsical cu...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Plastic

Mid century modern marble table Loto Rosso by Ettore Sottsass Poltronova, 1965
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Vittoria, IT
Mid century modern table Red Lotus by Ettore Sottsass Poltronova, 1965 Round dining table mod. Loto Rosso. The round top and base are made of white Carrara marble, with rounded shap...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Marble

Pair of Sconces, In style of Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsas, 1980s, Italy
By Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Rare Italian design yellow and black Wood Pair of Sconces, In style of Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass, 1980s, Milano - Italy It is very ideal and suitable for all living areas. La...
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1980s Italian Space Age Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Wood

Set of 2 Chairs in teak and black boucle by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, 1960
By Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Located in amstelveen, NL
Ettore Sottsass set of 2 chairs for Poltronova, Italy, in the 1970s. A simplistic yet very strong design in lines and proportions. Wonderful solid teak wooden frame, which runs over ...
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1960s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Bouclé, Teak

'Callimaco' Ettore Sottsass for Artemide 1980s floor lamp
By Artemide, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milano, IT
1980s floor lamp model 'Callimaco' designed by Ettore Sottsass for an Artemide production. The lamp features a cone-shaped base and shade made of black painted steel as well as the s...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Steel

'Callimaco' Ettore Sottsass for Artemide 1980s floor lamp
By Artemide, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milano, IT
1980s floor lamp model 'Callimaco' designed by Ettore Sottsass for an Artemide production. The lamp features a cone-shaped base and shade made of black painted steel as well as the s...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Steel

20th Century Ettore Sottsass Pair of poufs mod. Dado T29 for Poltronova
By Poltronova, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Turin, Turin
Ettore Sottsass grew up in Turin, and graduated in architecture from the Turin Polytechnic in 1939. In 1947, he founded his own studio in Milan. In 1956, Sottsass moved to New York w...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Velvet, Wood

Ettore Sottsass for Alessi Salt & Pepper Mills
By Alessi, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Undeniably an Ettore Sottsass creation, this set of beechwood MP0210 pepper mill and ES18 salt mill are some of the best examples of the Memphis pioneer's design. This set is in the...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

Ettore Sottsass for Santambrogio & De Berti Wall Mirror, Italy 1950s
By Ettore Sottsass, Santambrogio & De Berti
Located in Naples, IT
Very rare mirror by Ettore Sottsass, produced by Santambrogio and De Berti in the late 1950s. Pink and clear colored mirrored glass with brass top and bottom frames and black painted...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Brass

Ultrafragola mirror by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, first editions, 1970s
By Poltronova, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Quarrata, IT
Lighted mirror mod. Ultrafragola by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, 1970s. This mirror belongs to the first editions produced by the company, much rarer and more exclusive. Perspex f...
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1970s Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Mirror, Plastic, Fiberglass

Exposition "S'asseoir", 1974, Musée de Grenoble 12 Posters in DIN A2, De Sede
By Ettore Sottsass, De Sede
Located in Munster, NRW
Exposition "S'asseoir" - 1974, Musée de Grenoble 12 posters in DIN A2 (420 x 594 mm) as high-quality reprints on cardboard Wonderful hand drawings of several design classics, wh...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Paper

Ceramica di Ettore Sottsass per Poltronova, 1960s
By Poltronova, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Quarrata, IT
Posacenere in ceramica di Ettore Sottsass per Poltronova. Bibliografia: Catalogo Poltronova.
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1960s Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

Hsing’ vase by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in PARIS, FR
Golden vase model 'Hsing' by designer Ettore Sottsass, 1980s. Ettore Sottsass collaborated in the 1970s with Alessi, Baccarat, and Knoll, creating everyday objects for them. This sta...
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Late 20th Century Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

Ettore Sottsass Cast Aluminum Ashtray for Il Sestante, Italy 1962
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milan, IT
Ettore Sottsass Cast Aluminum Ashtray for Il Sestante, Italy 1962 Reference: Domus n. 397, december 1962
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Aluminum

MIMOSA End Table by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A multi-use, highly-functional end table by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis (1984). The top possesses a small inserted piece of tempered glass, otherwise leaving the piece to visually re...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Laminate

BEVERLY Sideboard by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sideboard in wood covered with decorative laminate and natural wood essence.
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Laminate, Wood

Ettore Sottsass - Tarzan Bowl
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Naples, FL
Limited edition Tarzan bowl designed by Ettore Sottsass for COR Unum Ceramics in the Netherlands. Limited edition of 100 pieces. Signed and number.
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1990s Dutch Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

Ettore Sottsass - Fontana arte 2666
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Naples, FL
Made by Fontana Arte, Milan. Glass, blue and dark blue.
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Murano Glass

Pink ‘Ultrafragola’ Mirror Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in London, GB
The curvaceous pink ‘Ultrafragola’ mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass is probably the most iconic of all his many designs. Originally produced in the 1970s by Poltronova, the ‘Ultrafragola’ formed part of a series of Sottsass designs named Mobili Grigi. When illuminated, the tubular lights within the mirror transform the white opaline acrylic shell into a stunning multi-pink display. This unique, individually numbered, re-edition piece is still produced by the same Florentine company today and is sold with a “Certificate of Authenticity”. The perfectly pink ‘selfie’ mirror!
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Glass, Acrylic

Pink ‘Ultrafragola’ Mirror Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in London, GB
The curvaceous pink ‘Ultrafragola’ mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass is probably the most iconic of all his many designs. Originally produced in the 1970s by Poltronova, the ‘Ultrafragola’ formed part of a series of Sottsass designs named Mobili Grigi. When illuminated, the neon tubes within the mirror transform the white opaline acrylic shell into a stunning multi-pink display. This unique, individually numbered, re-edition piece is still produced by the same Florentine company today and is sold with a “Certificate of Authenticity”. The perfectly pink ‘selfie’ mirror!
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Glass, Acrylic

Pausania Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass, circa 1983
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in VILLEURBANNE, FR
In the 1980s, Italian designer Ettore Sottsass collaborated with Artemide to create a design icon: the Pausania table lamp. Minimalist and radical,...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

Venini Puzzle Vase in Coral & Gray Glass by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Venini Puzzle glass in coral/Gray by Ettore Sottsass. Numbered edition for year. Hand-blown glass. Color: Coral/Gray Technique: Opal Dimensions: Ø 27 cm, H 40 cm Year of Manuf...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Blown Glass

Carlton Miniature / 1:4 Scale by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed by Ettore Sottsass himself after his iconic full-scale object, the Carlton cabinet. Perfect reproduction of the Carlton bookcase. The vivid colors and seemingly random interplay of solids and voids suggest AvantGarde painting...
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Laminate, Wood

Ettore SOTTSASS Paire de boucles d’oreille Fulmine vers 1985 série Memphis ACME
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in PARIS, FR
Ettore SOTTSASS (1917-2007) Paire de boucles d’oreille Fulmine, modèle crée vers 1985 de la série Memphis designers for Acme Edition Acme Studio arrêtée Emaux cloisonnés sur métal ar...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal, Enamel

The Euphrates Ceramic Vase by Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Vase in ceramic, by Ettore Sottsass, 1983. The Euphrates vase, made of ceramic porcelain. This is part of the Rivers series, designed by Sottsass 1981-1988. Stamped underneath....
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

Steel, Glass and Plastic Cruet Set with Cheese Bowl by E. Sottsass for Alessi
By Alessi, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in Italy, 1970s. Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Alessi. They are made in stainless steel, plastic and glass. They are vintage pieces therefore they might show slight traces ...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Olivetti Synthesis Ettore Sottsass Paper Basket - 1970s Industrial Design Icon
By Olivetti, Ettore Sottsass
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Step into the world of iconic Italian design with this melamine paper basket from the renowned Olivetti Synthesis Sottsass 45 Series, designed in 1973 by Ettore Sottsass and manufact...
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1970s Italian Industrial Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Plastic

Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) Lampe Luce Bassa 1988 Bharata collection
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in PARIS, FR
Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) Lampe Luce Bassa, 1988 De la collection Bharata Edition Design Gallery arrêtée Base en marbre noir, fut en métal noir et bois laqué rouge, abat jour en a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

Materials

Alabaster, Metal

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Ettore Sottsass furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Ettore Sottsass furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 389 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 188 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Ettore Sottsass were created in the modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Gaetano Pesce, Alessandro Mendini, and VG-VGnewtrend. Prices for Ettore Sottsass furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $104 and can go as high as $88,999, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,267.
Questions About Ettore Sottsass Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Ettore Sottsass was from Innsbruck, Austria. He was born there on September 14, 1917, but he moved to Turin, Italy, as a child. The Italian architect and designer died in Milan, Italy, on December 31, 2007. You'll find a variety of Ettore Sottsass furniture and decorative objects on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Ettore Sottsass is famous for his work as an architect and an industrial designer, which spurred a revolution in the aesthetics and technology of modern design in the late 20th century. He was the oldest member of the Memphis Group, a design collective formed in Milan in 1980. Having grown disillusioned by the staid, black-and-brown corporatized modernism that had become endemic in the 1970s, the Memphis Group produced bold, brash, colorful, yet quirkily minimal designs for furniture, glassware, ceramics and metalwork. They mocked high status by building furniture with inexpensive materials, such as plastic laminates, decorated to resemble exotic finishes like animal skins. Other than his Ultrafragola mirror (1970), Sottsass's most-recognized designs appeared in the first Memphis collection, issued in 1981. They include the multihued, angular Carlton room divider and Casablanca bookcase. Shop a diverse assortment of Ettore Sotsass furniture and decorative objects on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Ettore Sottsass was an architect and designer. He founded the Memphis Group, a collective of designers active from 1981 to 1987. The Ultrafragola mirror is one of his most well-known designs. On 1stDibs, you can shop a variety of Ettore Sottsass furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Ettore Sottsass was inspired by many things, including pop culture, travel and various cultures from around the world. His primary objective of his work was to bring out the deeper beauty of whatever he created. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Ettore Sottsass furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Ettore Sottsass was a famous 20th century architect and designer known for his work in furniture, lighting, jewelry and more, as well as from his work in designing buildings. He was Italian, though he was born in Austria, and lived from 1917 to 2007. Shop a range of Ettore Sottsass pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To pronounce Ettore Sottsass, say "AY-tore-ee SOAT-sas." The second syllable of the designer's surname sounds similar to the word “sauce” but with a shorter, clipped vowel. On 1stDibs, find a range of Ettore Sottsass furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Ettore Sottsass studied at the Politecnico di Torino in Turin, Italy. In 1939, he graduated from the institution with a degree in architecture. Sottsass began working as an artist and designer in the late 1940s. He produced furniture, ceramics, paintings, sculptures and jewelry. Find a variety of Ettore Sottsass furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    Ettore Sottsass used a variety of materials over the course of his career. The Italian artist experimented with glass, ceramics, enamel, brass, textiles and more. Along with fellow members of the Memphis Group, he skewed expectations for furniture by using inexpensive materials such as plastic laminates decorated to resemble exotic finishes like animal skins. He also revolutionized ceramics through the pieces he created for the Italian maker Bitossi. On 1stDibs, shop a range of Ettore Sottsass art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Ettore Sottsass's father, also named Ettore Sottsass, designed modernist architecture. He worked for the firm Movimento Italiano per l'Architettura Razionale or MIAR. Giuseppe Pagano was the company's head architect. On 1stDibs, shop a range of Ettore Sottsass furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Ettore Sottsass did not design the Carlton room divider for a specific patron or client. He created the piece while working with the Memphis Group, an art collective that held joint shows from 1981 to 1987. Find a selection of Ettore Sottsass furniture on 1stDibs.

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