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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
Deneb Glass Vase, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Deneb vase in multicolored glass was originally designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1982 for Memphis. Signed “E.Sottsass per Memphis Milano”. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Glass

Bay Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano, 1980s
By Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Ixelles, BE
Designer - Ettore Sottsass Producer - Memphis Milano Model - Bay Table Lamp Design Period - Eighties Measurements - width 40 cm x depth 40 cm x height 53 cm Materials - Metal, P...
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1980s Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

Chalice Vase by Ettore Sottsass
By Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
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

Two Modern Murano Table Lamps by Ettore Sottsass for Venini, Signed ca. 1994
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful table lamp in white and blue swirl hand-blown Murano glass. Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Venini and manufactured in 1994. The glass shade is signed "Venini ". Priced ...
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1990s Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Murano Glass

Bay Table Lamp
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Bay table lamp is a breathtaking masterpiece by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis (1983). Fabricated from tiers of colored perspex plastic & colored and whitened crystal glass, this wo...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Crystal

"Le Strutture Tremano" Stand by Ettore Sottsass for Belux Edition
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brussels, BE
"Le Strutture Tremano" stand by Ettore Sottsass for Belux Edition.   
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

Two Modern Murano Table Lamps by Ettore Sottsass for Venini, Signed ca. 1994
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful table lamps in orange and green hand-blown Murano glass. Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Venini and manufactured in 1994. The glass shade is signed "Venini ". We have the ...
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1990s Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Murano Glass

Ettore Sottsass Ceramic Bowl for Bitossi
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Weesp, NL
Ceramic Mid-Century Modern bowl by Ettore Sottsass for Bitossi, Montelupo, Tuscany. In the late 1960's Ettore Sottsass spend time with Aldo Longhi, Bitossi's artistic director, who t...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

"Tahiti" Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano, 1981
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano, Memphis Group
Located in London, GB
For sale an important, highly collectible and iconic piece of late 20th Century design; the wonderful "Tahiti" Lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981 and produced by the Memphis G...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

Ettore Sottsass "Halo Click 2" Table Lamp for Philips 1988
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very rare unusual colored ‘Halo Click 2’ table lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass for Philips, Holland 1988. This rare lime green table lamp was designed by Ettore Sottsass for the Dut...
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1980s Dutch Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

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

Mimosa End Table with Glass Top, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Mimosa end table in plastic laminate with glass top, designed in 1984, by Ettore Sottsass. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939 he graduated in architecture at the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Plastic, Glass

Aldebaran Glass Fruit Bowl, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Aldebaran Glass Fruit Bowl was designed for Memphis in 1983 by Ettore Sottsass. This bowl features a tapering cylindrical shape with three green handles, with the side decorated ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Glass

Limited Edition Callimaco by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Dronten, NL
Limited Edition Callimaco floor lamp by Ettore Sottsass in grey, white and yellow. Callimaco was designed by Ettore Sottsass for Artemide in 1982 and became a true icon of 1980s. I...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Steel

Lettuce White Ceramic Dinner Plate, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano, Memphis Group
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Lettuce ceramic dinner plate was originally designed by Ettore Sottsass, in 1985, as part of a series of decorative plates. The playful names of the design items are a reminder o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

Ettore Sottsass, High Console, Model Montenegro, Marble, circa 1970, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Rovereta, SM
Ettore Sottsass, High console, Model Montenegro, Two wave-shaped white marble feet, Tabletop in granite, circa 1970, Italy.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Marble

Nilo Vase, Designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1983 for the Collection Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Beirut, LB
The Nilo vase was originally designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1983 for Memphis Milano 1981-1988. A classic by Sottsass, the Nilo porcelain vase is part of three 'rivers' vases designed...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Porcelain

Ettore Sottsass Memphis Egizia Silver Blue Art Glass Bowl, 1990s
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Munich, DE
Beautiful and rare find Egizia art glass bowl, designed by Ettore Sottsass. This thick and heavy cobalt blue bowl is decorated with hand silk-screened animals, made of "Argento" (ste...
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1990s Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Murano Glass

KING'S Floor Lamp UE 230 V, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano collection
By Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
KING'S Floor Lamp UE Wiring 230 V. in Metal and Glass by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano collection Additional Information: Floor lamp in metal and glass. Collection: Memphis...
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2010s Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

Cherry Model Teapot by Ettore Sottsass for Alessio Sarri Editions
By Alessio Sarri, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milan, Italy
Cherry 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 signe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

12 Amaltea Vase, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Amaltea Vase was designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1986. The vase is part of the “Amaltea Glass” collection. Made in Murano. Signed “E.Sottsass per Memphis”. Signed on the base. Et...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Glass

Bay Table Lamp USA, 110 Volts, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano, Memphis Group
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Here you are shown the US wired, Bay Table Lamp in glass, aluminum and plexiglass, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1983 for Memphis Milano. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Aluminum

14 Astidamia Vase, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano, Memphis Group
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Astidamia glass vase was originally designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1986. The vase is part of the “Astidamia Glass” collection. Made in blown Murano glass, and signed “E.Sottsass ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Glass

Ettore Sottsass Shiva Limited Edition Black Prototype 2/8
By BD Barcelona Design, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Black Shiva ceramic vase designed by Ettore Sottsass circa 1973, edited by BD in Barcelona. This piece has been produced as a limited edition with a total of only 100 units. This...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

Ettore Sottsass Mirror, Santambrogio e De Berti, 1950s
By Ettore Sottsass, Santambrogio & De Berti
Located in Rovereta, SM
Rare mirror by Ettore Sottsass. From a small series produced by Santambrogio and De Berti in the late 1950s. Tinted and clear mirrored glass. This is the largest example from this s...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Mirror

Alioth Glass Vase, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano, Memphis Group
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Alioth Glass Vase was designed by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis in 1983. The Venetian glass vase features blue fusions and black threads. Signed on the base. Ettore Sottsass was b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Glass

Alcor Glass Vase, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano, Memphis Group
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Alcor Glass Vase was designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1983 for Memphis. Signed on the base. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939 he graduated in architecture at...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Glass

21 Clesitera Glass Vase by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano, Memphis Group
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Clesitera glass vase with pendant, was originally designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1986. The vase is blown glass, and signed on the base, for further information please see authent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Glass

GLI SPECCHI DI DIONISO 01 Wall Mirror, by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia
By Ettore Sottsass, Glas Italia
Located in Macherio, IT
Dioniso1 Gli Specchi di Dioniso wall mirror is from a collection of 6 wall mirrors in different shapes and sizes characterizes by polychromatic frames composed of elements in laminat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Mirror

Large Green and Red Centrepiece by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Bitossi
Located in Milan, IT
This elegant centrepiece in white clay features a base in dark grey supporting a conic body made of concentric steps that are finished in red on the outside and in vivid matte green ...
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2010s Italian Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

Italian Sottsass Post-Modern Brutalist Paul Evans Lift Chest
By Memphis Milano, Paul Evans, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Forney, TX
A magnificent Italian designed, exceptionally executed, entirely handmade, showing high quality and sophisticated elegance of execution, having a rich, luxurious and whimsical presen...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal, Steel

Ettore Sottsass Synthesis Desk Chair for Olivetti, Italy 1973
By Olivetti, Ettore Sottsass
Located in London, GB
Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007) was an Italian architect and founder of the postmodern Memphis Group, famous for its colour and flamboyance. The Synthesis chair was part of Sottsass’s ‘S...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Plastic

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

Indivia Ceramic Plate, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Indivia ceramic dinner plate was originally designed by Ettore Sottsass, in 1985, as part of a series of decorative plates. The playful names of the design items are a reminder o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Ashoka table lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1981. Metal construction, lacquered in different colors. Numbered edition. The ‘Ashoka’ table lamp is one of the of sever...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

Ettore Sottsass Contemporary Modern Demilune Mod. "Demistella" Italian Console
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Madrid, ES
A beautiful ad iconic demilune shape console table mod. "Demistella" designed by Ettore Sottsass. Composed of solid wood and three different marble pieces. Italy 1980s. Ettore Sotts...
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1990s Italian Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Marble

MANDALA Wall Mirror, by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia
By Glas Italia, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Macherio, IT
Framed mirror with a reflecting bordering which gives depth. The mirror is inserted in a poplar brier wooden frame. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck, Austria, in 1917. He recei...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Mirror, Poplar

Italian Mid-Century Modern Black Ceramic Vase Y28 by Ettore Sottsass, 1980s
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern black ceramic vase Y28 by Ettore Sottsass, 1980s Y28 model vase from the Yantra series made of black glazed ceramic. Designed by Ettore Sottsass, signed ...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

Kartell Calice Stool in Green by Ettore Sottsass
By Kartell, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Calice vase is included in the "Kartell goes Sottsass - A Tribute to Memphis" collection, launched in homage to the movement founded by design guru Ettore Sottsass. Dimensio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Plastic

32 Ananke Glass Vase, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Ananke Glass Vase was originally designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1986. The vase is glass blown, and signed on the base, for further information please see authenticity info below....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Glass

Manhattan Trolley by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Manhattan trolley in metal and glass by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano collection Additional information: Trolley in metal and coloured glass. Collection: Memphis Milano De...
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2010s Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

Ettore Sottsass, Bitossi Montelupo 'Signed in Ink'
By Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
Located in East Hampton, NY
Beautifully painted and glazed in grey, blue and off-white - this signed vase is oversized and in the style of a large bobbin or wheel.
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Ceramic

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 in...
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Laminate, Wood

King's Floor Lamp EU 220 V. by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
King's floor lamp EU wiring 220 V. in Metal and Glass by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano collection Additional Information: Floor lamp in metal and glass. Collection: Memphis...
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2010s Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

Sottsass for Marutomi Japan Utensil Bowl Postmodern Memphis Era
By Ettore Sottsass, Marutomi
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare centerpiece bowl designed by Ettore Sottsass for Muratomi, great simple design by the master bowl and plater in melamine plastic made in Japan circa 1980's nice original conditi...
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Late 20th Century Japanese Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Plastic

Diva Mirror, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Diva Mirror with plastic laminate, was originally designed in 1984 by Ettore Sottsass. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939 he graduated in architecture at the Pol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Mirror, Plastic

Blue Ettore Sottsass East Side Sofa and Two Lounge Chairs
By Ettore Sottsass, Knoll
Located in Dronten, NL
Spectacular East Side sofa and 2 lounge chairs designed by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll International in 1983. Post-Modern sofa and armchairs with their original two-tone blue Kvadrat...
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Steel

Artemide Callimaco LED Floor Lamp in Multi-Color by Ettore Sottsass
By Artemide, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Hicksville, NY
The Callimaco is designed by Ettore Sottsass, a grandee of late 20th century Italian design best known as the founder of the early 1980s Memphis collective. The Callimaco is a powerf...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Aluminum

21st Century by E.Sottsas "Hidebarad" Indoor/Outdoor Polichrome Marble Bench
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in massa, IT
Name: Hidebard Materials: Pietra Serena and white Carrara and red Francia and Macchia Vecchia Size: cm. 117 x 66 x H 79 Designed by: Ettore Sottsass.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Marble

Pair of Office Chairs by Ettore Sottsass & Hans Von Klier, 1969
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Pair of office chairs designed by Ettore Sottsass and Hans von Klier. Italy, Design Centre (Poltronova), 1969. An original set of the 'PROGRESS' swivel chairs. Yellow leatherette ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Aluminum

Treetops Floor Lamp USA 110 Volts, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collect
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano, Memphis Group
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Here you are shown the US 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 gradu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Metal

Pausania Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Artemide, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass, Artemide
Located in RHEEZERVEEN, Overijssel
Architecturally designed lamp with classical as well as a modern elements by Ettore Sottsass, one of the founders of the Memphis Milano Group. The lamp is now re-issued, this set is ...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Chrome, Steel

Pair of Ettore Sottsass Silver Candlesticks for Swid Powell and Reed and Barton
By Ettore Sottsass, Swid Powell, Reed and Barton
Located in Kansas City, MO
Striking pair of silver plated candlesticks designed by Ettore Sottsass and made by Swid Powell in collaboration with Reed and Barton, 1980s.  
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Silver

Zita Limited Edition Box by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Serafino Zani
Located in Milan, IT
A sculptural piece of strong architectural allure, this box is an exclusive design by Ettore Sottsass produced in a limited edition of 99 pieces. Reminiscent of a modern city buildin...
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2010s Italian Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Maple

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

Don Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass, Designed in 1977, Stilnovo, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass, Stilnovo
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A Don table lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1977. The lamp was manufactured by Stilnovo, Italy, and has a manufacturer’s label. Consisting of a heavy cubical emerald green bas...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Enamel, Metal

Kartell Calice Stool in Red by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Calice vase is included in the "Kartell goes Sottsass - A Tribute to Memphis" collection, launched in homage to the movement founded by design guru Ettore Sottsass. Dimensio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Plastic

Ettore Sottsass J Limited Edition Vase in Wood and Murano Glass for Flowers
By Design Gallery Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
J vase made for the collection of twenty-seven woods for Chinese artificial flowers vase by Ettore Sottsass, Edited by Design Gallery Milano, 1995. Limited edition of 12 signed a...
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1990s European Modern Ettore Sottsass Furniture

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Brass

Ettore Sottsass furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture by Ettore Sottsass is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Ettore Sottsass furniture collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 305 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 104 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Ettore Sottsass were created in Europe during the 20th century in the modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Andrea Branzi, Salviati and Alessandro Mendini. The prices for Ettore Sottsass furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $99 and tops out at $207,000, while pieces like these can sell for $4,501 on average.
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 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 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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