Ettore Sottsass Jr. (Italy, 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.

     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 these pages 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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Pair of Chair Progress by Ettore Sottsass for Design Center
Dimensions: H 28.74 in. W 19.69 in. D 23.62 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Pair of Chair Progress by Ettore Sottsass for Desi...
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Pair of chair progress by Ettore Sottsass for Design Center. Made on 1969.
Dimensions: H 8 in. Dm 10 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Sottsass Designed Ceramic Vase
Ettore Sottsass
1990s Italian Modern Bowls and Baskets
Ceramic
"Bittussi" A Ettore Sottsass designed ceramic vase. Glazed and matte finished ceramic in brown and tan tones. Signed underneath Sosttsass Bittussi 1997.
Dimensions: H 15.75 in. W 11.81 in. D 5.51 in.
Dealer Location: Milano, IT
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Porcelain
Pair of Table Lamps DON Designed by Ettore Sottsas...
Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Metal, Porcelain
Design pure and childish for this lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo in 1973, anticipating the next post-modern design of the 1980s. The name itself, DON, refers to figure o...
Dimensions: H 7.5 in. Dm 30 in.
Dealer Location: Glendale, CA
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Aluminum, Chrome
Large Ettore Sottsass 'Lampros 3' Chandelier for S...
Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal, Aluminum, Chrome
Large Ettore Sottsass '19022 Lampros' chandelier for Stilnovo, circa 1970. Executed in lacquered aluminium and chromed metal with manufacturer's mark engraved on metal. A sophisticated ...
1980s Sottsass Associati Console
Dimensions: H 32.28 in. W 4 ft. 10.3 in. D 15.75 in.
Dealer Location: Saint-Ouen, FR
Materials & Techniques: Wood
1980s Sottsass Associati Console
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Console Tables
Wood
1980s Sottsass Associati console with four sculptural wooden legs and colored stratifie.  Edited by Zanotta. The console has the original Zanotta label. Legs can be disembled for tran...
Teresa Wooden Box by Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 5.91 in. W 5.91 in. D 9.25 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Wood, Zebra Wood
Teresa Wooden Box by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes
Wood, Zebra Wood
Wooden box of the 'Secret Boxes' series. Limited edition of 99. Birch plywood structure covered with three layers of zebrawood. Knob and base of solid black ebony. Wax finish.
Dimensions: H 7.09 in. Dm 12.6 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Murano Glass, Pewter
'Tavola Rossa' Centre Piece by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Glass
Murano Glass, Pewter
A centre piece by Ettore Sottsass produced in a Limited Edition of 49. handblown Murano glass plate on cast pewter Stand polished by hand.
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 6.8 in. Dm 15.38 in.
Dealer Location: Glendale, CA
Materials & Techniques: Aluminum
1980s Ettore Sottsass Callimaco Floor Lamp for Art...
Artemide, Ettore Sottsass
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Aluminum
Ettore Sottsass Callimaco floor lamp for Artemide. Originally created in 1982, Ettore Sottsass’ “horn” of light creates the remarkable illusion of an oversized musical instrument. This ...
Vase by Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 11.75 in. Dm 4.8 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Brass
Vase by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Late 20th Century Italian Vases and Vessels
Brass
Ettore Sottsass designed several objects for Cleto Munari in the late 1980s. Besides jewelry, Sottsass submitted only a few designs for vessels, among them this vase. Made in silver pla...
Sottsass Coffee Table for Poltronova, 1959, Italy
Dimensions: H 15.35 in. W 5 ft. 0.2 in. D 18.9 in.
Dealer Location: Brussels, BE
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Brass, Teak
Sottsass Coffee Table for Poltronova, 1959, Italy
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal, Brass, Teak
Coffee table designed in 1959, by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova. Teak, black metal frame, black metal and brass feet. Documented in Domus April 1959, p.40, 41. Dimensions: W 153 cm,...
Ettore Sottsass Moonlight Floor Lamp, Italy 1970
Dimensions: H 5 ft. 4.2 in. W 8.66 in. D 8.66 in.
Dealer Location: Waalwijk, NL
Materials & Techniques: Steel
Ettore Sottsass Moonlight Floor Lamp, Italy 1970
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Steel
Rare Moonlight floor lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass in Italy, circa 1970. This basic shaped floor lamp shines a very interesting and atmospheric light. Due to the vertical thin li...
Dimensions: H 36 in. W 19 in. D 18 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Stainless Steel
Set of Six Memphis Style Chrome Dining Chairs in s...
Ettore Sottsass
Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs
Stainless Steel
An exceptional set of postmodern chrome dining chairs attributed to Memphis designer Ettore Sottsass, 1914-2007. The chairs are upholstered in midnight blue ultra-suede.
Dimensions: H 5.71 in. Dm 12.6 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Murano Glass, Pewter
Tavola Rotonda Viola Centrepiece by Ettore Sottsas...
Ettore Sottsass
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces
Murano Glass, Pewter
Centrepiece by Ettore Sottsass produced in a Limited Edition of 49. Handblown Murano glass dish on a cast pewter stand polished by hand. Signed and numbered
Wooden Box by Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 7 ft. 0.6 in. W 5 ft. 10.9 in. D 5 ft. 10.9 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Wooden Box by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Early 2000s Italian Modern Boxes
Wood
Solid maple wood structure, heartwood hollowed out. Yellow aniline coloring and wax finish. Signed and numbered.
Chair by Ettore Sottsass and Marco Zanini
Dimensions: H 33 in. W 17 in. D 20.5 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Chair by Ettore Sottsass and Marco Zanini
Ettore Sottsass, Marco Zanini, Franz Leitner
Late 20th Century Post-Modern Chairs
Wood
Charmingly chunky post-modern form with original gray lacquer seat, metallic green lacquer back frame and burl veneer back surface. From the Donau Collection, manufactured by Franz L...
Dimensions: H 3.94 in. W 7.87 in. D 3.94 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Set of Three Desk Accessories by Ettore Sottsass f...
Fontana Arte, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Desk Accessories
Glass
Rare set of three-desk accessories by Ettore Sottsass for Fontana Arte.  
Dimensions: H 17.75 in. Dm 6 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
"Memphis" Vase by Ettore Sottsass, Bitossi Ceramic...
Ettore Sottsass
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Post-Modern Vases and Vessels
Ettore Sottsass, Bitossi Ceramiche, Italy. "Memphis" very large vase with matte black and white glaze. Measures: Height 17 3/4" (45cm) width 6" (15cm). Painted "E. SOTTSASS Bitossi M...
Tavola Quadrata Centerpiece by Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 5.91 in. W 8.27 in. D 8.27 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Pewter
Tavola Quadrata Centerpiece by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Early 2000s Italian Modern Centerpieces
Pewter
Limited Edition centerpiece in cast pewter, hand finished with welding and brush polishing. Numbered and signed.
Dimensions: H 17.5 in. W 6 in. D 12.75 in.
Dealer Location: Philadelphia, PA
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Wood, Lacquer
Postmodern Italian Ettore Sottsass Table or Desk L...
Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps
Metal, Wood, Lacquer
A fun and playful Postmodern design by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo lamp company. Fully working in well cared for condition. Manufactures label.
Agnese Box by Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 9.06 in. W 7.09 in. D 8.27 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Agnese Box by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Boxes
Wood
Plywood box of the series 'Scatole Segrete' (Secret Boxes). Birch plywood structure covered with three layers of rosewood. Knob and base in lime wood colored with blue aniline. Produ...
Dimensions: H 12.25 in. Dm 3.85 in.
Dealer Location: North Miami, FL
Materials & Techniques: Sterling Silver
Architectural Italian Signed Sterling Silver Geome...
Ettore Sottsass
1990s Italian Modern Glass
Sterling Silver
This wonderful tall architectural cylindrical vase is signed on the bottom Argento Flavia Alves de De Souza for HWE Egizia by Sottsass Associati. It is sterling silver overlay in Greek...
Ettore Sottsass Vase for Bitossi
Dimensions: H 9.45 in. Dm 8.66 in.
Dealer Location: Amsterdam, NL
Ettore Sottsass Vase for Bitossi
Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic vase designed by Ettore Sottsass for Bitossi. Handmade and painted. Signed and packed in original box. Free shipping for European destinations! We strive for a high level ...
Dimensions: H 20.87 in. Dm 19.69 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Marble
Ettore Sottsass, Pair of Primavera Tables, Ultime ...
Ettore Sottsass, Ultima Edizione
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal, Marble
Pair of Primavera coffee tables model in white marble and painted metal, designed by Ettore Sottsass and produced by Ultime Edizioni, about 80 years.
Ettore Sottsass ID-S Edition Floor Lamp in White
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 2 in. W 9.84 in. D 16.93 in.
Dealer Location: Dronten, NL
Materials & Techniques: Steel, Glass
Ettore Sottsass ID-S Edition Floor Lamp in White
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps
Steel, Glass
In 1987, while working for Zumtobel, the Milan-based design studio Sottsass Associati developed a Luminaire which caused quite a stir both because of its design and its lighting technol...
Dimensions: H 19.69 in. W 19.69 in. D 31.5 in.
Dealer Location: Collingwood, AU
Materials & Techniques: Wool
Set of Three Ettore Sottsass "Planula" Chairs
Ettore Sottsass, Planula
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Wool
Set of three Ettore Sottsass and Perry King chairs. Produced by Planula di Agliana Italy, real cutting edge Italian design of the 1970s. The chairs, with shag upholstery can swivel, hav...
Ettore Sottsass Marble Pedestal Dining Table
Dimensions: H 27.56 in. Dm 4 ft. 1.4 in.
Dealer Location: Waalwijk, NL
Materials & Techniques: Marble, Metal
Ettore Sottsass Marble Pedestal Dining Table
Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Vintage 1960s Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Tables
Marble, Metal
Table, in marble and metal, by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, Italy 1965. Round pedestal table by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass. A white round base with black metal cylindrical c...
Dimensions: H 30.5 in. W 22 in. D 22 in.
Dealer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Plastic
Set of Four Desk Chairs by Ettore Sottsass for Oli...
Olivetti, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Chairs
Metal, Plastic
Set of four desk chairs by Ettore Sottsass for Olivetti, arm less chairs on rolling casters with adjustable seat height. Oxblood plastic and metal, all are stamped on underside of seat ...
1981, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis 'Carlton' Bookshelf, Old Edition
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 4.8 in. W 6 ft. 2.8 in. D 15.75 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
Materials & Techniques: Wood
1981, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis 'Carlton' Bookshelf...
Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Bookcases
Wood
Iconic 'Carlton' bookcase designed by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano in 1981, Old edition manufactured, circa 1990. Near mint original condition with the original Memphis stamp. ...
Ettore Sottsass Wardrobe on Wheels by Ettore Sottsass for Esprit, 1985
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 8.7 in. W 6 ft. 9.9 in. D 29.53 in.
Dealer Location: Amsterdam, NL
Materials & Techniques: Aluminum, Chrome
Ettore Sottsass Wardrobe on Wheels by Ettore Sotts...
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Wardrobes and Armoires
Aluminum, Chrome
A spectacular and very rare wardrobe on wheels, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1985 for the Esprit Headquarter in Düsseldorf. Beautiful as a freestanding piece in a loft or in a large ...
Ettore Sottsass Table Lamp Model Pausania
Dimensions: H 16.54 in. W 18.9 in. D 4.33 in.
Dealer Location: Waalwijk, NL
Materials & Techniques: Chrome, Plastic, Steel
Ettore Sottsass Table Lamp Model Pausania
Artemide, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Chrome, Plastic, Steel
Iconic 'Pausania' desk or table lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass for Artemide, 1982 Italy. A theatrical item, construction made of chromed tubular steel, black and green plastic. Rem...
Dimensions: H 1.18 in. Dm 6.3 in.
Dealer Location: Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Materials & Techniques: Copper
Beautiful Ettore Sottsass Dish
Ettore Sottsass, Gio Ponti, Galleria il Sestante
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bowls and Baskets
Copper
Beautiful and charming Ettore Sottsass dish in enameled copper from 1958. Ettore Sottsass was an Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. His body of designs included fu...
Ettore Sottsass Solitaria Console, 1992
Dimensions: H 5 ft. 10.9 in. W 5 ft. 6.9 in. D 15.75 in.
Dealer Location: Barcelona, ES
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Glass, Wood
Ettore Sottsass Solitaria Console, 1992
Ettore Sottsass
1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Metal, Glass, Wood
Console Designed by Ettore Sottsass in Italy manufactured by Design Gallery Milano in 1922. In lacquered and giled wood with metal leg. Top in blue glass and mirror. Limited edit...
Dimensions: H 11.81 in. Dm 7.87 in.
Dealer Location: Zurich, CH
Materials & Techniques: Silver Plate
Alaska Vase by Ettore Sottsass in 1982 for Memphis...
Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Vases and Vessels
Silver Plate
The Alaska is a flower vase in silver brass. It is one of the first designs produced by Sottsass for Memphis in 1982. Measures: H. 30 cm. Executed by Rossi e Arcandi, Monticello Cont...
Dimensions: H 32.5 in. W 26 in. D 28 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Mandarin Chairs by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll 1987 ...
Ettore Sottsass, Knoll International
Vintage 1980s Italian Chairs
Twelve chairs with more available!!! Purchased in late 1980's for The dreyfus corporation patio 200 park AVE PAM AM building NY. Steel black enameled tubular legs and arms attach to a...
Dimensions: H 18.5 in. Dm 8.75 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Stoneware
"Memphis" Vase by Ettore Sottsass for Bitossi
Ettore Sottsass
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Post-Modern Vases and Vessels
Stoneware
Ettore Sottsass, Bitossi Ceramiche, Italy "Memphis" very large vase with black and white stripes in matte glaze. Measures: Height 18 1/2" (47cm), width 6 3/4" (17.5cm). Painted "E. ...
Chalice Vase by Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 47 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Dealer Location: Sacile, IT
Chalice Vase by Ettore Sottsass
Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Ceramics
Chalice ceramic vase by Ettore Sottsass. Original box included.
Dimensions: H 39.5 in. Dm 25 in.
Dealer Location: Denton, MD
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Metal, Plastic, Wood
Ivory Pedestal by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis
Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Side Tables
Glass, Metal, Plastic, Wood
Brand new in original crate. Memphis/Milano metal identification tag at bottom of white laminate at base. Original Certificate of Authenticity. The use of plastic laminate (especiall...
Conical Glass Silver Lining Vase by Sottsass Associati
Dimensions: H 12.2 in. Dm 4.92 in.
Dealer Location: Vienna, AT
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Silver
Conical Glass Silver Lining Vase by Sottsass Assoc...
Ettore Sottsass
Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Vases and Vessels
Glass, Silver
Beautiful contemporary vase designed by Defne Koz for Sottsass Associati (marked) featuring an oblique twist and thinly plated silver linings. The condition is excellent.
Sottsass Photo Frame Morrelato
Dimensions: H 5.51 in. W 8.46 in. D 1.97 in.
Dealer Location: Shibuya-ku, JP
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Marble, Metal
Sottsass Photo Frame Morrelato
Ettore Sottsass
1990s Italian Post-Modern Picture Frames
Glass, Marble, Metal
Sottsass's photo frame released in the 1990s. New old stock in box.    
Dimensions: W 5.12 in. L 6 ft. 4.8 in.
Dealer Location: Madrid, ES
Materials & Techniques: Plastic, Steel
Mirror Ultrafragola Designed by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Vintage 1970s Italian Wall Mirrors
Plastic, Steel
Mirror ultrafragola designed by Ettore Sottsass and edited by Poltronova. Made in plastic with pink neon lamps.
Dimensions: W 3 ft. 3.4 in. L 6 ft. 6 in.
Dealer Location: Munster, DE
Materials & Techniques: Resin
Ettore Sottsass Mirror, Ultrafragola, 1970 by Polt...
Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors
Resin
An icon of the postmodern era, the Ultrafragola mirror was designed by Italian master architect-designer Ettore Sottsass and produced in Italy by Poltronova, circa 1970. At just over 6 ...
Dimensions: H 30 in. W 7 ft. D 30 in.
Dealer Location: Miami, FL
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Wool
1980s Ettore Sottsass Designed Knoll Sofa
Knoll, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s American American Modern Sofas
Metal, Wool
A sleek angled modern sofa by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll. Supported by lacquered metal legs. Marked Knoll beneath the cushions. Measures: Arm, 21" H, seat, 16" H.
"Diva" Wall Mirror
Dimensions: W 2 ft. 6 in. L 3 ft. 7 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Laminate, Mirror
"Diva" Wall Mirror
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Wall Mirrors
Laminate, Mirror
No one but Ettore Sottsass could've designed such a sexy mirror -- his deep love of women, their psyches, their erotic natures, their beauty. Quasi-deco in manner, yet embellished wi...
Carlton Miniature / 1:4 Scale
Dimensions: H 19.7 in. W 19.1 in. D 3.25 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wood, Laminate
Carlton Miniature / 1:4 Scale
Ettore Sottsass
1990s Italian Post-Modern Curiosities
Wood, Laminate
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 inter...
Ultrafragola
Dimensions: W 3 ft. 4 in. L 6 ft. 5 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Acrylic, Mirror
Ultrafragola
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors
Acrylic, Mirror
Ultrafragola mirror (from Mobile Grigi series of designs.) Ettore Sottsass (Italian.) Original design: 1970; Production: 1995. Opaline plastic, mirror, pink neon light within, nicke...
Ettore Sottsass Vase.
Dimensions: H 11.5 in. W 4.75 in. D 4.75 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Ettore Sottsass Vase.
Ettore Sottsass, Manufacture de Sevres
1990s French Post-Modern Porcelain
Rare “Laure” vase by Ettore Sottsass for Sevres. From an edition of porcelain creations Sottsass designed for Sevres. Brightly glazed porcelain on a stone pedestal. This model was only ...
Dimensions: H 14 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Silver Plate
Murmansk Silver Fruit Bowl by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Centerpieces
Silver Plate
Murmansk silver fruit-bowl. Ettore Sottsass (Italian). Memphis Milano (Design: 1982; early production). Manufactured by Rossi & Arcandi, Vicenza for Memphis Milano, Italy. Silver pl...
Dimensions: H 16 in. Dm 45 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Fiberglass, Marble, Plastic
"Park Lane" Coffee Table
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Fiberglass, Marble, Plastic
A magnificent example of the "high/low" material concept that consumed Ettore Sottsass and the other Memphis designers in the early years of the collective. In this case --- beautifu...
Ettore Sottsass for Memphis, City Table
Dimensions: H 28.35 in. W 5 ft. 3 in. D 33.46 in.
Dealer Location: Brussels, BE
Materials & Techniques: Chrome, Metal, Plastic, Wood
Ettore Sottsass for Memphis, City Table
Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Dining Room Tables
Chrome, Metal, Plastic, Wood
Iconic "City" table designed by the Italian architect Ettore Sottsass Jr (1917-2007) for Memphis, Milan (Italy).
"Palm Spring" Table or Desk
Dimensions: H 30 in. W 7 ft. 1 in. D 40 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Laminate, Wood
"Palm Spring" Table or Desk
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Laminate, Wood
A Sottsass tour-de-force multi-use table from the Memphis 1984 collection. Masterly usage of reddish briar on the table top, grayish-black briar on the legs and a curious implementation...
"Menta Totem" by Ettore Sottsass, Bitossi for Mirabili
Dimensions: H 5 ft. 10.3 in. W 19 in. D 19 in.
Dealer Location: Kansas City, MO
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic, Wood
"Menta Totem" by Ettore Sottsass, Bitossi for Mira...
Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Sculptures
Ceramic, Wood
Menta Totem. This work was conceived by Ettore Sottsass between 1965 and 1969 and realized in 1985 by Bitossi Montelupo Fiorentino to be distributed by Mirabili, Italy. This work is num...
Ettore Sottsass Dining Table and Three Chairs for Sottsass Associati
Dimensions: H 29.13 in. W 4 ft. 3.2 in. D 4 ft. 3.2 in.
Dealer Location: Amsterdam, NL
Ettore Sottsass Dining Table and Three Chairs for ...
Ettore Sottsass, Franz Leitner
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Sets
In association with the furniture maker Franz Leitner, this dining set was a colloboration between Leitner, Ettore Sottsass and Marco Zanini. Original gray lacquer seat, metallic gre...
Ettore Sottsass 'Donau' Side Table, 1985
Dimensions: H 19.69 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Dealer Location: The Hague, NL
Materials & Techniques: Birdseye Maple, Metal
Ettore Sottsass 'Donau' Side Table, 1985
Ettore Sottsass, Marco Zanini, Franz Leitner
Vintage 1980s Austrian Post-Modern Side Tables
Birdseye Maple, Metal
This rare side table was designed by Ettore Sottsass and Marco Zanini in 1985. The wooden parts, executed in bird’s eye maple, offer a striking contrast with the four blue metal tubes o...
"Ettore Sottsass Jr" Book
Dimensions: H 7.09 in. W 6.5 in. D 0.2 in.
Dealer Location: Meyrin, CH
"Ettore Sottsass Jr" Book
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s European Books
Book in French by Gilles de bure 95 pages.
Dimensions: H 12.75 in. W 3.75 in. D 3.5 in.
Dealer Location: Kansas City, MO
Materials & Techniques: Silver
Pair of Ettore Sottsass Silver Candlesticks for Sw...
Ettore Sottsass, Swid Powell, Reed and Barton
Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Candle Holders
Silver
Striking pair of silver plated candlesticks designed by Ettore Sottsass and made by Swid Powell in collaboration with Reed and Barton, 1980s.  
Ettore Sottsass Sculpture
Dimensions: H 12.5 in. Dm 11.75 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Ettore Sottsass Sculpture
Ettore Sottsass, Compagnia Vetraria Muranese
Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces
Rare footed bowl by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis. Turquoise and amethyst blown-glass sections with applied yellow glass trim and opaque white glass hanging elements. A playful design fro...
Ettore Sottsass "Totems"
Dimensions: H 18.9 in. Dm 4.33 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Ettore Sottsass "Totems"
Ettore Sottsass
Late 20th Century Italian Ceramics
These totems are designed by Ettore Sottsass, produced by Bitossi. Earthenware, thrown and turned, with colored glazes. Stacks of smooth, pleasing shapes finished in the most desirab...
Dimensions: H 19 in. Dm 6 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Ettore Sottsass Ceramic Table Lamp Signed Italy 19...
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Ettore Sottsass Ceramic Table Lamp Signed Italy 1960s. An early ceramic pottery lamp with 3 tones of color and two distinct textures by the famous Italian architect/designer. Rewired wi...
Shiva Vase by Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 9.06 in. W 6.69 in. D 2.76 in.
Dealer Location: Notting Hill, GB
Materials & Techniques: Clay
Shiva Vase by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
20th Century Spanish Vases and Vessels
Clay
A vase "Shiva" for Ediciones de diseno, Barcelona, 1973. Glazed clay, molded casting. Marked "b.D barcelona design".  
Ettore Sottsass "Shiva" Vase
Dimensions: H 9.06 in. W 6.69 in. D 2.76 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Ettore Sottsass "Shiva" Vase
Ettore Sottsass
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Ceramics
Pink glazed ceramic Shiva vase designed by Ettore Sottsass for B.D Barcelona.