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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Six Ettore Sottsass Mandarin Chairs for Knoll
Six Ettore Sottsass Mandarin Chairs for Knoll
Offered by Assemblage Ltd.
Dimensions: H 32.5 in. W 26 in. D 24 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Enamel, Steel, Leather
Six Ettore Sottsass Mandarin Chairs for Knoll
Knoll, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Enamel, Steel, Leather
Set of six "Mandarin Chairs" designed by Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) for Knoll, circa 1986-1988. Black enamel steel legs with taupe leather like seats and backs. Undulating steel arms f...
'Valigia' Desk Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo
'Valigia' Desk Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo
Offered by rewire
Dimensions: H 13.7 in. W 9.4 in. D 14.9 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Rubber
'Valigia' Desk Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnov...
Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps
Metal, Rubber
'Valigia' desk lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo designed in Italy in 977. Inspired by the idea of a simple bent plate, with details in painted metal. The Valigia remains an icon in ...
'Valigia' Desk Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo
'Valigia' Desk Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo
Offered by rewire
Dimensions: H 13.7 in. W 9.4 in. D 14.9 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Rubber
'Valigia' Desk Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnov...
Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Metal, Rubber
'Valigia' desk lamp by Ettore Sotsass for Stilnovo designed in Italy in 1977. Inspired by the idea of a simple bent plate, with details in painted metal. The Valigia remains an icon in ...
Architectural Italian Signed Sterling Silver Geometric Overlay Sottsass Vase
Architectural Italian Signed Sterling Silver Geometric Overlay Sottsass Vase
Offered by Vermillion 20th Century Furnishings
Dimensions: H 12.25 in. Dm 3.85 in.
Dealer Location: North Miami, FL
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Sterling Silver
Architectural Italian Signed Sterling Silver Geome...
Ettore Sottsass
1990s Italian Modern Glass
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 ...
Bookcase "Two Blue Drawers" by Ettore Sottsass
Bookcase "Two Blue Drawers" by Ettore Sottsass
Offered by Galerie Yves Gastou
Dimensions: H 5 ft. 10.9 in. W 43.31 in. D 23.62 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
Materials & Techniques: Marble, Wood
Bookcase "Two Blue Drawers" by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Early 2000s European Bookcases
Marble, Wood
Wood structure, marble facade Three stratified white, light green and green alcoves One shelf opening in three drawers One blue box opening in two blue drawers Edition of 9 ex.
Ettore Sottsass Cabinet Out Production Oak Design Edition, Italy
Ettore Sottsass Cabinet Out Production Oak Design Edition, Italy
Offered by DesignDesign
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 3.2 in. W 6 ft. 6.7 in. D 23.62 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Laminate
Ettore Sottsass Cabinet Out Production Oak Design ...
Ettore Sottsass, Oak Design Edizioni
Early 2000s Italian Modern Cabinets
Laminate
Spectacular cabinet, has a large white melamine deck from which rise three erect parallelepiped bodies each covered with a metallized grooved coating, purple iridescent for one, mirror ...
Gala Floor Lamp, Design Ettore Sottsass, circa 2000
Gala Floor Lamp, Design Ettore Sottsass, circa 2000
Offered by Designitalia - Midcentury Modern
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 6.4 in. W 4.72 in. D 4.72 in.
Dealer Location: Jersey City, NJ
Materials & Techniques: Laminate, Wood
Gala Floor Lamp, Design Ettore Sottsass, circa 200...
Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Early 2000s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps
Laminate, Wood
Gala floor lamp design Ettore Sottsass for the collection "Mobili Lunghi" and produced by Post Design 2000 (Memphis). Made by Post Design 2000 (Memphis) circa 2000. Made of ribbed lamin...
Large Ettore Sottsass 'Lampros 3' Chandelier for Stilnovo, circa 1970
Large Ettore Sottsass 'Lampros 3' Chandelier for Stilnovo, circa 1970
Offered by Two Enlighten Los Angeles
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 ...
Ettore Sottsass, Cabinet, Out Production, Oak Design Edizioni, Italy
Ettore Sottsass, Cabinet, Out Production, Oak Design Edizioni, Italy
Offered by DesignDesign
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 3.2 in. W 6 ft. 8.7 in. D 27.56 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Laminate, Plexiglass, Ash, Walnut
Ettore Sottsass, Cabinet, Out Production, Oak Desi...
Ettore Sottsass, Oak Design Edizioni
Early 2000s Italian Modern Cabinets
Laminate, Plexiglass, Ash, Walnut
A spectacular cabinet, rectangular base in walnut veener, a large black closet, an almond green ash veener suspended box, a large black laminate side filling cabinet topped with a pink ...
Ettore Sottsass TOTEM in Carrara Marble
Ettore Sottsass TOTEM in Carrara Marble
Offered by Galerie QUARTZ
Dimensions: H 20.87 in. W 11.02 in. D 7.09 in.
Dealer Location: Brussels, BE
Materials & Techniques: Carrara Marble
Ettore Sottsass TOTEM in Carrara Marble
Ettore Sottsass
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sculptures
Carrara Marble
Constructivist TOTEM "perlione piccolo", black and white Carrara marble. Coming in six parts Ultima Edizione (editor).
Ettore Sottsass Coffee Table Out Production Oak Design Edition, Italy
Ettore Sottsass Coffee Table Out Production Oak Design Edition, Italy
Offered by DesignDesign
Dimensions: H 19.69 in. W 19.29 in. D 19.29 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Steel, Rosewood
Ettore Sottsass Coffee Table Out Production Oak De...
Ettore Sottsass, Oak Design Edizioni
Early 2000s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Steel, Rosewood
A table designed by Ettore Sottsass for Oak design edition in 2000 for the exhibition Italy - Japan. Rosewood veneer and chromium-plated steel side table. Producer's metallic plate. Lim...
1981, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis 'Carlton' Bookshelf, Vintage Production
1981, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis 'Carlton' Bookshelf, Vintage Production
Offered by Ultra Moderne
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 production manufactured circa 1990. Near mint original condition with the original Memphis stamp. H...
Ettore Sottsass Coffee Table, Out Production, Oak Design Edizioni, Italy
Ettore Sottsass Coffee Table, Out Production, Oak Design Edizioni, Italy
Offered by DesignDesign
Dimensions: H 19.69 in. Dm 19.69 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Ettore Sottsass Coffee Table, Out Production, Oak ...
Ettore Sottsass, Oak Design Edizioni
Early 2000s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Wood
A red and black paint cylindrical occasional table designed by Ettore Sottsass for Oak design Edizioni in 2000 for the exhibition Italy - Japan. Producer's metallic plate. Limited editi...
Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
Offered by Nicholas Kilner
Dimensions: H 16 in. Dm 16 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps
Glass
Table lamp by Ettore Sottsass, Edizioni Arte Design, Italy, 1977, number 1 from an edition of 20, with original signed, dated and numbered EAD paper label to interior. Base, stem and sh...
Ettore Sottsass Coffee Table, Out Production, Oak Design Edizioni, Italy
Ettore Sottsass Coffee Table, Out Production, Oak Design Edizioni, Italy
Offered by DesignDesign
Dimensions: H 21.26 in. Dm 14.57 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Wood, Ash
Ettore Sottsass Coffee Table, Out Production, Oak ...
Ettore Sottsass, Oak Design Edizioni
Early 2000s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Wood, Ash
A table designed by Ettore Sottsass for Oak Design Edizioni in 2000 for the exhibition Italy, Japan. Exotic wood and stained ash circular pedestal. Producer's metallic plate. Limited ed...
1980s Ettore Sottsass Callimaco Floor Lamp for Artemide
1980s Ettore Sottsass Callimaco Floor Lamp for Artemide
Offered by Two Enlighten Los Angeles
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 ...
Ettore Sottsass "Enorme" Telephone
Ettore Sottsass "Enorme" Telephone
Offered by Aaron Mapp
Dimensions: H 4.5 in. W 4.25 in. D 9 in.
Dealer Location: Miami, FL - New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Plastic, Rubber
Ettore Sottsass "Enorme" Telephone
Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Desk Accessories
Plastic, Rubber
Original Enorme phone in black and grey designed by Ettore Sottsass for Sottsass Associati and Brondi Telephonia S.p.A. Phone has been tested and works.
Ettore Sottsass Rose Marble Pedestal Dining Table
Ettore Sottsass Rose Marble Pedestal Dining Table
Offered by MORENTZ
Dimensions: H 27.95 in. Dm 4 ft. 3.2 in.
Dealer Location: Waalwijk, NL
Materials & Techniques: Marble, Metal
Ettore Sottsass Rose Marble Pedestal Dining Table
Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century 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 orange-pink round base with black metal cylind...
 Ettore Sottsass for Swid Powell, Signed Pair of Candlesticks
Ettore Sottsass for Swid Powell, Signed Pair of Candlesticks
Offered by Fat Chance Los Angeles
Dimensions: H 13.25 in. W 3 in. D 3 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Silver Plate
Ettore Sottsass for Swid Powell, Signed Pair of C...
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Candle Holders
Metal, Silver Plate
Signed pair of silver plated candlesticks by Ettore Sottsass for Swid Powell. Made in Italy. Price is for the pair.
Ettore Sottsass Ultrafragola Mirror by Poltronova
Ettore Sottsass Ultrafragola Mirror by Poltronova
Offered by studiodesign4
Dimensions: W 3 ft. 3.4 in. L 6 ft. 4.8 in.
Dealer Location: Hamburg, DE
Ettore Sottsass Ultrafragola Mirror by Poltronova
Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirr...
Designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1970, produced by Poltronova, Italy. Back in steel. Front in white plastic with pink neon lamps. EU- or US-Electricity.
Valigia Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass, First Edition, Made by Stilnovo, 1977
Valigia Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass, First Edition, Made by Stilnovo, 1977
Offered by Designitalia - Midcentury Modern
Dimensions: H 14.96 in. W 13.77 in. D 9.44 in.
Dealer Location: Jersey City, NJ
Materials & Techniques: Metal
Valigia Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass, First Editi...
Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps
Metal
Iconic collector piece table lamp model "Valigia" designed by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo. This is the first edition and the authenticity label with manufacturer name is inside the lam...
Halo Click 2 Table Lamp, Design Sottsass Associati, Philips, 1988
Halo Click 2 Table Lamp, Design Sottsass Associati, Philips, 1988
Offered by Designitalia - Midcentury Modern
Dimensions: H 17 in. W 14 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: Jersey City, NJ
Materials & Techniques: Aluminum, Brass, Plastic
Halo Click 2 Table Lamp, Design Sottsass Associati...
Ettore Sottsass, Philips
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps
Aluminum, Brass, Plastic
Halo click two table lamp, signed with molded manufacturer's mark under the base " Design Sottsass Associati", signed with decal manufacturer's label under the base "Philips Made in Ita...
Ettore Sottsass for Swid Powell, Signed Candlestick
Ettore Sottsass for Swid Powell, Signed Candlestick
Offered by Fat Chance Los Angeles
Dimensions: H 12.5 in. W 3.75 in. D 3.5 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Silver Plate
Ettore Sottsass for Swid Powell, Signed Candlestic...
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Candle Holders
Metal, Silver Plate
Signed silver plated candlestick by Ettore Sottsass for Swid Powell. Made in Italy. Price is for one. Sold individually.
Halo Click 1 Table Lamp, Design Sottsass Associati, 1988, Italy
Halo Click 1 Table Lamp, Design Sottsass Associati, 1988, Italy
Offered by Designitalia - Midcentury Modern
Dimensions: H 7 in. W 3.25 in. D 3.25 in.
Dealer Location: Jersey City, NJ
Materials & Techniques: Aluminum, Brass, Plastic
Halo Click 1 Table Lamp, Design Sottsass Associati...
Ettore Sottsass, Philips
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps
Aluminum, Brass, Plastic
Table lamp signed with molded manufacturer's mark under the base "Design Sottsass Associati" signed with decal manufacturer's label under the base "Philips Made in Italy". Made of ename...
Ettore Sottsass, Marble Console by Ultima Edizione, Italy
Ettore Sottsass, Marble Console by Ultima Edizione, Italy
Offered by DesignDesign
Dimensions: H 39.76 in. W 150 D 24.8 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Marble
Ettore Sottsass, Marble Console by Ultima Edizione...
Ettore Sottsass, Ultima Edizione
1990s Italian Modern Console Tables
Marble
A marble console table designed by Ettore Sottsass and produced by Ultima Edizione in 1996. Limited edition of 30 copies.
Ettore Sottsass 'Demistella' Console, Up&Up, Italy
Ettore Sottsass 'Demistella' Console, Up&Up, Italy
Offered by DesignDesign
Dimensions: H 31.89 in. W 23.62 in. D 14.96 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Marble, Wood
Ettore Sottsass 'Demistella' Console, Up&Up, Italy...
Ettore Sottsass, Up&Up
1990s Italian Modern Console Tables
Marble, Wood
A 'Demistella' console with structure in marble and wood designed by Ettore Sottsass and produced by Up&Up in circa 1990. Original label.
Ettore Sottsass Ceramic Table Lamp Signed Italy 1960s
Ettore Sottsass Ceramic Table Lamp Signed Italy 1960s
Offered by Solo Modern
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 noted Italian architect/designer. Rewired wit...
Ettore Sottsass "Enorme" Telephone
Ettore Sottsass "Enorme" Telephone
Offered by Aaron Mapp
Dimensions: H 9 in. W 4.25 in. D 4.5 in.
Dealer Location: Miami, FL - New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Plastic, Rubber
Ettore Sottsass "Enorme" Telephone
Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Desk Accessories
Plastic, Rubber
Original Enorme phone in black, red and yellow designed by Ettore Sottsass for Sottsass Associati and Brondi Telephonia S.p.A. Phone has been tested and works.
"Diva" Wall Mirror
"Diva" Wall Mirror
Offered by Urban Architecture Inc.
"Diva" Wall Mirror
Offered by Urban Architecture Inc.
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...
Floor Lamp, Design Ettore Sottsass, "Cometa", 1970
Floor Lamp, Design Ettore Sottsass, "Cometa", 1970
Offered by Deposito A paris
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 8.7 in. W 14.17 in. D 14.17 in.
Dealer Location: Saint-Ouen, FR
Materials & Techniques: Plastic
Floor Lamp, Design Ettore Sottsass, "Cometa", 1970...
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Floor Lamps
Plastic
Ettore Sottsass, "Comet" floor lamp manufactured by Poltronova lacquered aluminium, chrome-plated, perpex and neon lighting, 1970, Italy. Original label in perfect condition is unbrok...
"Tahiti" Table Lamp
"Tahiti" Table Lamp
Offered by Urban Architecture Inc.
"Tahiti" Table Lamp
Offered by Urban Architecture Inc.
Dimensions: H 24 in. W 18 in. D 6 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Laminate
"Tahiti" Table Lamp
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps
Metal, Laminate
The penultimate Sottsass table light!! Anthropomorphic (looks like a parrot)!! Swivels up and down. His Sottsass-designed "Bacteriae" laminate on the base! An appendage at the back in a...
Ettore Sottsass "Colaggio" Series Vase, 1962-1963
Ettore Sottsass "Colaggio" Series Vase, 1962-1963
Offered by Designitalia - Midcentury Modern
Dimensions: H 3.25 in. W 5.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Dealer Location: Jersey City, NJ
Materials & Techniques: Cherry
Ettore Sottsass "Colaggio" Series Vase, 1962-1963
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Cherry
Vase designed by Ettore Sottsass for Il Sestante from the "Colaggio" series, signed "Sottsass Il Sestante 444 Italy". Made of glazed ceramic. Use as a decorative object or small vase. M...
Pair of Bar Stools Designed by Ettore Sottsass
Pair of Bar Stools Designed by Ettore Sottsass
Offered by Silke Berlinghof LLC
Dimensions: H 35.5 in. W 20 in. D 21 in.
Dealer Location: Belmont, MA
Materials & Techniques: Aluminum
Pair of Bar Stools Designed by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
1990s American Modern Chairs
Aluminum
Pair of Emeco bar stools designed by Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007), brushed aluminum with orange plastic seats.
Ettore Sottsass "Pausania" Table Lamp
Ettore Sottsass "Pausania" Table Lamp
Offered by eccola
Dimensions: H 17 in. W 19 in. D 4.25 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Aluminum, Resin
Ettore Sottsass "Pausania" Table Lamp
Artemide, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Table Lamps
Aluminum, Resin
Table lamps by the master! True collector's items from Italy. Available the pair.
Carlton Miniature / 1:4 Scale
Carlton Miniature / 1:4 Scale
Offered by Urban Architecture Inc.
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 Collectibles and 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
Ultrafragola
Offered by Urban Architecture Inc.
Ultrafragola
Offered by Urban Architecture Inc.
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...
Murmansk Silver Fruit Bowl by Ettore Sottsass
Murmansk Silver Fruit Bowl by Ettore Sottsass
Offered by Urban Architecture Inc.
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...
"Park Lane" Coffee Table
"Park Lane" Coffee Table
Offered by Urban Architecture Inc.
"Park Lane" Coffee Table
Offered by Urban Architecture Inc.
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...
"Palm Spring" Table or Desk
"Palm Spring" Table or Desk
Offered by Urban Architecture Inc.
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...
Ettore Sottsass, Cabinet, Limited Edition, Oak Design Edizioni, Italy
Ettore Sottsass, Cabinet, Limited Edition, Oak Design Edizioni, Italy
Offered by DesignDesign
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 6.7 in. W 4 ft. 7.1 in. D 22.05 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Ettore Sottsass, Cabinet, Limited Edition, Oak Des...
Ettore Sottsass
Early 2000s Italian Modern Cabinets
Wood
Cabinet in lacquered wood and wood covered in mirrored glass designed by Ettore Sottsass and produced by Oak design Edizioni, Italy in 2000. Limited edition of 20 copies. Original labe...
Fruit Tray White and Pink by Ettore Sottsass
Fruit Tray White and Pink by Ettore Sottsass
Offered by The Craftcode
Dimensions: H 12.2 in. W 12.2 in. D 12.2 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Fruit Tray White and Pink by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass, Ceramica Gatti
2010s Italian Other Centerpieces
Ceramic
This ceramic fruit tray adds a pop of color to the room with its bright pink glazed base and lustrous white glazed top. This piece is one in a limited series of 50 crafted in Bottega Ga...
Fruit Tray in Green by Ettore Sottsass
Fruit Tray in Green by Ettore Sottsass
Offered by The Craftcode
Dimensions: H 7.09 in. W 13.78 in. D 13.78 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Fruit Tray in Green by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass, Ceramica Gatti
2010s Italian Other Centerpieces
Ceramic
This unique ceramic fruit tray has a glazed base in a glossy white. The tray is glazed in a vibrant green with a matte finish, and glossy white rim. The interior is glazed in a lustrous...
Black and White Vase by Ettore Sottsass
Black and White Vase by Ettore Sottsass
Offered by The Craftcode
Dimensions: H 17.72 in. W 5.91 in. D 5.91 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Black and White Vase by Ettore Sottsass
Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
2010s Italian Other Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
This vase's simple shape is complemented by its geometric decoration that features striking motifs in black on the white background of the cylindrical shape. This piece was designed by ...
Pair of Table Lamps DON Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo, Milano, 1973
Pair of Table Lamps DON Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo, Milano, 1973
Offered by Decade
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...
Centerpiece by Ettore Sottsass
Centerpiece by Ettore Sottsass
Offered by The Craftcode
Dimensions: H 7.09 in. W 8.27 in. D 8.27 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Centerpiece by Ettore Sottsass
Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
2010s Italian Other Centerpieces
Ceramic
This striking centerpiece in white clay has an external finish in black on the base and white on the body, with an internal decoration of fine, parallel black lines over the white finis...
Large Centerpiece by Ettore Sottsass
Large Centerpiece by Ettore Sottsass
Offered by The Craftcode
Dimensions: H 14.57 in. W 9.84 in. D 9.84 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Large Centerpiece by Ettore Sottsass
Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
2010s Italian Other Centerpieces
Ceramic
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 on ...
Ganga Ceramic and Glass Vase by Ettore Sottsass
Ganga Ceramic and Glass Vase by Ettore Sottsass
Offered by Secondome Edizioni Srl
Dimensions: H 21 in. Dm 6 in.
Dealer Location: Roma, IT
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Ceramic, Glass
Ganga Ceramic and Glass Vase by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Early 2000s Vases and Vessels
Metal, Ceramic, Glass
Ganga is part of Sottsass’s 2003 collection for Italian editors Short Stories. Inspired by ancient Aztec ceramics and exemplary of Sottsass’s signature style, this sculptural object is ...
Ettore Sottsass Fruit Bowl
Ettore Sottsass Fruit Bowl
Offered by Luca Preti
Dimensions: H 10.04 in. Dm 12.2 in.
Dealer Location: Milano, IT
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Walnut
Ettore Sottsass Fruit Bowl
Ettore Sottsass
Late 20th Century Italian Modern Serving Bowls
Metal, Walnut
Fruit bowl on the polished walnut base with white perforated metal edge, designed by Ettore Sottsass. Manufactured by EAD, Italy. Fire mark with designer's signature imprinted on the b...
Ettore Sottsass Mela Ice Bucket
Ettore Sottsass Mela Ice Bucket
Offered by Luca Preti
Dimensions: H 8.27 in. Dm 7.48 in.
Dealer Location: Milano, IT
Materials & Techniques: Aluminum
Ettore Sottsass Mela Ice Bucket
Ettore Sottsass
Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Wine Coolers
Aluminum
Pink-golden color ice bucket made of anodized aluminium.
Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia Geometric Mirror in White Red Orange Yellow
Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia Geometric Mirror in White Red Orange Yellow
Offered by Cosulich Interiors & Antiques
Dimensions: W 2 ft. L 21 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Cut Glass, Mirror, Wood
Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia Geometric Mirror i...
Ettore Sottsass, Glas Italia
Early 2000s Italian Post-Modern Wall Mirrors
Cut Glass, Mirror, Wood
A modern polychromatic mirror, circa 2008, from the collection Gli Specchi di Dioniso designed by Ettore Sottsass and produced by the Italian Company Glas Italia in Brianza. The square ...
1980s Sottsass Associati Console
1980s Sottsass Associati Console
Offered by Portuondo Paris
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...
Set of Six Memphis Style Chrome Dining Chairs in style of  Ettore Sottsass
Set of Six Memphis Style Chrome Dining Chairs in style of Ettore Sottsass
Offered by Revival
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.
Ettore Sottsass "East Side" Three-Seat Sofa for Knoll
Ettore Sottsass "East Side" Three-Seat Sofa for Knoll
Offered by Retro Inferno
Dimensions: H 33.5 in. W 6 ft. 3 in. D 30 in.
Dealer Location: Kansas City, MO
Materials & Techniques: Steel, Leather, Upholstery
Ettore Sottsass "East Side" Three-Seat Sofa for Kn...
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Sofas
Steel, Leather, Upholstery
Original Ettore Sottsass east side sofa in the original black leather and original fabric. In remarkably good, virtually unused condition.
Italian Silver Plate Picture Frame by Ettore Sottsass Editioned by Morellato
Italian Silver Plate Picture Frame by Ettore Sottsass Editioned by Morellato
Offered by Pavilion Antiques
Dimensions: H 4 in. W 8 in. D 8 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Chrome
Italian Silver Plate Picture Frame by Ettore Sotts...
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Picture Frames
Glass, Chrome
An Italian chrome-plated and glass picture frame by Ettore Sottsass editioned by Morellato, circa 1980. Signed Sottsass. With original box. Never used. Measures: Overall size 8" x 8"...
Pair of Ettore Sottsass Asteroide Lights, circa 1968
Pair of Ettore Sottsass Asteroide Lights, circa 1968
Offered by Forty Two
Dimensions: H 28.74 in. W 10.24 in. D 5.91 in.
Dealer Location: Saint-Ouen, FR
Materials & Techniques: Acrylic, Aluminum, Metal
Pair of Ettore Sottsass Asteroide Lights, circa 19...
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1960s Italian Floor Lamps
Acrylic, Aluminum, Metal
Enameled aluminium base with acrylic diffuser, neon light tube and chrome-plated metal arch, circa 1968. Edition Poltronova Measuers: H 73cm, W 26cm, D 15cm Good condition.  
Bay Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis
Bay Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis
Offered by The Modern Archive
Dimensions: H 19.5 in. Dm 15.5 in.
Dealer Location: Denton, MD
Materials & Techniques: Plexiglass, Ceramic, Metal
Bay Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis
Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps
Plexiglass, Ceramic, Metal
Ettore Sottsass, the founder of Memphis, designed this lamp for the Memphis 1983 collection. This example from 2010-2015 production. Includes bulb (1- 42w, E27 base, 230v - 50 HZ). Blac...
Ettore Sottsass 14104 Moonlight Floor Lamp
Ettore Sottsass 14104 Moonlight Floor Lamp
Offered by Demosmobilia
Dimensions: H 5 ft. 4.2 in. W 8.66 in. D 8.66 in.
Dealer Location: Chiasso, CH
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Stainless Steel
Ettore Sottsass 14104 Moonlight Floor Lamp
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Metal, Stainless Steel
Produced by Arredoluce. Bibliography: Light, Fulvio Ferrari. The Complete Designers’ Lights (1950-1990), Clémence & Didier Krzentowski.
Olivetti "Valentine" Typewriter
Olivetti "Valentine" Typewriter
Offered by design-store-vienna
Dimensions: H 4.72 in. W 13.39 in. D 13.78 in.
Dealer Location: Wien, AT
Materials & Techniques: Plastic
Olivetti "Valentine" Typewriter
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities
Plastic
Design: Ettore Sottsass & Perry A. King, 1969. Maker: Ing. C. Olivetti & C. S.p.A., Ivrea, Italien. Signed. Excellent condition. Measures: H 11.7 cm x W 34.3 cm x 35.2 cm.    
Ettore Sottsass, Murano Vase Medusa by Venini, Italy, 1997
Ettore Sottsass, Murano Vase Medusa by Venini, Italy, 1997
Offered by DesignDesign
Dimensions: H 16.54 in. Dm 14.96 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Murano Glass
Ettore Sottsass, Murano Vase Medusa by Venini, Ita...
Venini, Ettore Sottsass
1990s Italian Modern Vases and Vessels
Murano Glass
A beautiful Murano vase designed by Ettore Sottsass and produced by Venini in 1997. Limited edition 99 piece. Signed and numbered 71/99. Original label. Model out production. Exposed in...
Ettore Sottsass 'Donau' Side Table, 1985
Ettore Sottsass 'Donau' Side Table, 1985
Offered by Kabinet Hubert
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, Franz Leitner, Marco Zannini
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...