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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
Ettore Sottsas Ospite Table Zanotta Postmodern, 1980s
By Zanotta, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Ettore Sottsass's Ospite dining table. Designed in 1984 and produced by Zanotta. Painted brier veneer top and three brass silver legs.    
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Brass

Mirror Signed by "Ettore Sottsass Produced by Glas Italia" Italy 2007
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Dioniso 1 mirror of early production designed by Ettore Sottsass in 2007 for Glas Italia 2007, comprises white, orange, red, and yellow colored glass in geometric shapes that surroun...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Mirror

Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Burl Wood Table Memphis, Italy, 1990s
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Antwerp, BE
Round Memphis table featuring a luxurious burl wood top paired with elegantly crafted legs in a vibrant blue lacquer, paying homage to the distinctive design philosophy of Ettore Sot...
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Burl, Lacquer

1986 Enorme Telephone Handset by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A perfectly postmodern telephone handset designed by the Memphis Milano master, Ettore Sottsass, and produced in 1986. The Enorme telephone was the result of a collaboration between...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Plastic

Ettore Sottsass Mandarin Dining Set in Carrara Marble, Red & Black, 1986 Italy
By Knoll, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Icon of the Memphis Milano Movement. A set of four Ettore Sottsass Mandarin chairs for Knoll. Black Alcantara upholstery. Arms in red lacquer. Additionally, a Carrara marble round pe...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal, Steel

Pink Glazed Ceramic Shiva Flower Vase by Ettore Sottsass 20th Century Spanish
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Barcelona, ES
The Shiva vase is sculpture and vase. It is a symbol of Ettore Sottsass and an icon. Sottsass designed the Shiva Vase when travelling to Barcelona for love in 1973. He encountered m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

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

Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova 'Cometa' Floor Lamp in Perspex and Aluminum
By Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, floor lamp, model 'Cometa' no. L026, acrylic, lacquered metal, chrome, Italy, design 1970 Funky and easy to love floor lamp designed by Ettore Sottsa...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal, Chrome

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, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
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 Milano, Memphis Group
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

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

Venini Puzzle Vase in Coral & Aquamarine Glass by Ettore Sottsass
By Venini, Ettore Sottsass
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

Ettore Sottsass Callimaco Floor Lamp for Artemide
By Ettore Sottsass, Artemide
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

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

Ivory Pedestal and Side Table
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The ivory pedestal is (in my mind) the accompaniment to Sottsass' TARTAR Cubist-like sideboard --- a visual attempt to show each elevation/plain as though it were 3-D rather than a f...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Hardwood

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 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

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, it remains today a symbol of innov...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

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

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Alabaster, Metal

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

Ettorre Sottsass umbrella stand for Rinnovel. Italy c1955
By Rinnovel, Ettore Sottsass
Located in London, GB
Umbrella stand designed by Ettore Sottsass for Rinnovel, Italy 1950s Anodised aluminium
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1950s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Aluminum

Umbrella standing by Ettore Sottsass for Rinnovel - Italy - 70's
By Rinnovel, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Padova, IT
Umbrella stand designed by Ettore Sottsass and produced by the Rinnovel Metallurgical Industry in the 70s. Rare and famous object, passed through many important auctions in the secto...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal, Aluminum

20th Century Ettore Sottsass RSVP Centerpiece Mod. Indigo in Colored Glass
By 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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Early 2000s Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Glass

Desk Chair Mod.Synthesis 45 Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Olivetti, Italy 197
By Olivetti, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milano, IT
Desk Chair "Synthesis 45" Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Olivetti, Italy 1970s Since 1970, Sottsass began designing an integrated suite of furniture and office equipment. The famou...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

Ettore Sottsass, silver-plated bowl / vide poche, Cleto Munari Italy 1980s
By Cleto Munari, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Firenze, IT
Important silver-plated centerpiece / bowl / vide poche designed by Ettore Sottsass, manufactured by Cleto Munari Italy 1980s engraved signature 9.5 cm H / 29.5 cm diam. Condit...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Silver Plate

Ceramic Footed Centrepiece by Ettore Sottsass for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brisbane, QLD
A modern made hand turned red clay bowl by Bitossi of Italy in a design by Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007). The hand crafted piece has been finished in a two tone matte white and indigo ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Clay

Ettore Sottsass Fruit Basket "Murmansk -Italy 1982
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
ETTORE SOTTSASS "Murmansk" fruit basket composed of a tray resting on 6 zig-zag cylinders, connected to a round base. Designer of the 1980s, Ettore Sottsass, leader of the movement ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Art Deco Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Sterling Silver

"Bloque 7", Modular Cube featuring Original 1980s Ettore Sottsass Veneer
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in Toronto, CA
Designed By Bonne Choice Using Ettore Sottsass Veneer. The veneer created by Ettore Sottsass in the 1980s – utilized for the first time in the Memphis co...
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1980s Canadian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Wood

'Bloque 6', Modular Cube Featuring Original 1980s Ettore Sottsass Veneer
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in Toronto, CA
Designed By Bonne Choice Using Ettore Sottsass Veneer. The veneer created by Ettore Sottsass in the 1980s – utilized for the first time in the Memphis col...
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1980s Canadian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Wood

'Bloque 4', Modular Cube Featuring Original 1980s Ettore Sottsass Veneer
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in Toronto, CA
Designed By Bonne Choice Using Ettore Sottsass Veneer. The veneer created by Ettore Sottsass in the 1980s – utilized for the first time in the Memphis col...
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1980s Canadian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Wood

'Bloque 5', Modular Cube Featuring Original 1980s Ettore Sottsass Veneer
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in Toronto, CA
Designed By Bonne Choice Using Ettore Sottsass Veneer. The veneer created by Ettore Sottsass in the 1980s – utilized for the first time in the Memphis co...
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1980s Canadian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Wood

'Bloque 1', Modular Cube featuring Original 1980s Ettore Sottsass Veneer
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in Toronto, CA
Designed By Bonne Choice Using Ettore Sottsass Veneer. The veneer created by Ettore Sottsass in the 1980s – utilized for the first time in the Memphis col...
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1980s Canadian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Wood

'Bloque 3', Modular Cube Featuring Original 1980s Ettore Sottsass Veneer
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Toronto, CA
Designed By Bonne Choice Using Ettore Sottsass Veneer. The veneer created by Ettore Sottsass in the 1980s – utilized for the first time in the Memphis col...
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1980s Canadian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Wood

'Bloque 2', Modular Cube Featuring Original 1980s Ettore Sottsass Veneer
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in Toronto, CA
Designed By Bonne Choice Using Ettore Sottsass Veneer. The veneer created by Ettore Sottsass in the 1980s – utilized for the first time in the Memphis co...
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1980s Canadian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Wood

Ettore Sottsass Olivetti Synthesis Coat Rack
By Olivetti, Ettore Sottsass
Located in BAARLO, LI
Coat rack by Memphis Milano legend Ettore Sottsass for Olivetti Synthesis. Sottsass designed the coat rack in 1973 as part of the 'Series 45' office furniture program. Cast aluminum ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

Ettore Sottsass Pair of Side Tables/Magazine Racks.Italy 1970s
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Madrid, ES
A very rare set of a pair of side tables/magazine racks designed by Ettore Sottsass in the 70s.Two boxes together wit a magazine rack space.Teak and steel.Excellent condition. Free p...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Steel

Iconic 50s Ice Bucket by Ettore Sottsass for Rinnovel - Vintage Italian Charm
By Ettore Sottsass, Rinnovel
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Dive into the retro charm of the Fifties with this iconic Ettore Sottsass‘ 50s Ice Bucket produced by Rinnovel. Crafted from anodized aluminum in a delightful shade of pink, this vin...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Aluminum

Pair of Synthesis 45 Coat Hangers by Ettore Sottsass for Olivetti 1970s
By Olivetti, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of coat rack with umbrella holder, made of plastic material.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Plastic

Mandarin Chairs by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll (up to 30)
By Ettore Sottsass, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Iconic Postmodern Mandarin chairs designed by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll in amazing period Uphostery original and in good condition. Black enamel steel legs and sculptural undulating ...
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Steel

Crystal Vase by Ettore Sottsass for Arnolfo di Cambio, Italy, 1990s
By Arnolfo di Cambio, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milan, IT
Large star-shaped crystal vase by Ettore Sottsass for Arnolfo di Cambio. Never used piece with original stickers
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1990s Italian Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Crystal

Nilo Vase, Designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1983 for the Collection Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in Beirut, LB
The Nilo vase was originally designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1983 for Memphis Milano 1981-1988. Produced by Memphis in 2013-2014. A classic by Sottsass, the Nilo porcelain vase is par...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Porcelain

Ettore Sottsass brass mirror for Sant'Ambrogio de Berti 1950s
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Torino, IT
Rare wall mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass in the 1950s. The mirror is for those who want a work of art for their wall; it is made of brass and features label on the back. good co...
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1950s Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Brass

Tavolo in marmo ''Loto Rosso'' di Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova, 1965
By Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Located in Quarrata, IT
Marble table mod. ''Loto Rosso'' by Ettore Sottsass and manufactured by Poltronova, 1965. Support: black stove enameled. Top and base Verona red marble. Bibl. Poltronova original ca...
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1960s Italian Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Marble, Metal

Euphrates Vase, Designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1983 for Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in Beirut, LB
The Euphrates vase was originally designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1983 for Memphis Milano 1981-1988. A classic by Sottsass, the Euphrates porcelain vase is part of three 'rivers' vase...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Porcelain

Ettore Sottsass Mettsass Table in Red Lacquered Metal and Glass for BD
By Ettore Sottsass, BD Barcelona Design
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mettsass table designed by Ettore Sottsass in Barcelona manufactured by BD. The structure is made of flat sheets of steel, painted in red RAL 3001. The glass is painted in the same ...
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Steel

Marble Montenegro Console by Ettore Sottsass, 1980s
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in VILLEURBANNE, FR
form. Comprising two white marble pedestals intricately veined in grey, sculpted with a graceful wave-like design, it elegantly upholds a rectangular Zimbabwe's black granit. Manuf...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Granite, Marble

Cinnamon Model Teapot by Ettore Sottsass for Alessio Sarri Editions
By Ettore Sottsass, Alessio Sarri
Located in Milan, Italy
Cinnamon is one of the teapots from the "The Indian Memory" collection designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1987 and now re-edited by Alessio Sarri. All the pieces in the collection are s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

Coffee Maker 'Accademia' Series by Ettore Sottsass for Lagostina, 1980s
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Ixelles, Bruxelles
Designer - Ettore Sottsass Producer - Lagostina Model - Coffee Maker "Accademia" Series Design Period - Eighties Measurements - Width 18 cm x Depth 11 cm x Height 25 cm Materials - ...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Aluminum

Italian Modern Umbrella Stand Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, Italy
By Poltronova, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Lucija, SI
Very rare umbrella stand designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Wood

Ettore Sottsass Flying Carper Sofa for Bedding Brevetti
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Padova, IT
Ettore Sottsass designed this sofa after having known the Indian culture. A crucial journey in his formation is that of 1961 in India, undertaken with Fernanda Pivano. On this journe...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Fabric, Velvet, Wood

Ettore Sottsass Vase from Stepped Series in Enameled Ceramic by Bitossi 1990s
By Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
A vase from the stepped series in hand-turned in white clay enameled with two-tone matt gray and light green glaze, manufactured in the 1990s by Bitossi and designed by Ettore Sottsa...
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1960s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

Ettore Sottsass for Knoll, Set of 6 Mandarin Chairs in Original Red Fabric
By Ettore Sottsass, Kartell
Located in Toronto, CA
Conceived by Italian architect and designer, Ettore Sottsass and manufactured in 1986 by Knoll, the Mandarin chair is a highly functional design with distinctive one-piece arm-rail t...
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

Ettore Sottsass, Aluminum Umbrella Holder for Rinnovel, 1955, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ettore Sottsass for Rinovel, Italy, circa 1955. An umbrella Stand in near black over aluminium. Signed to the base. Stand has some dents and dings commensurate with age and wear.
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Aluminum

Rare Table Lamp "Palafitta" design Ettore Sottsass for Arredoluce
By Ettore Sottsass, Arredoluce
Located in Rovereta, SM
Lamp "Palafitta" model "12639" Brass and Plexiglas . Arredoluce Edition Model created in 1957 Bibliography: - Anty Pansera, Alessandro Padoan & Alessandro Palmaghini, Arredoluce, ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Brass

Ettore Sottsass Olivetti Synthesis Ashtray, Italy 1970s
By Ettore Sottsass, Olivetti
Located in Milan, IT
Ettore Sottsass Dark Red Olivetti Synthesis Ashtray, circa 1970
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Plastic

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

Ettore Sottsass furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

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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