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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Memphis Milano Silk Tie in Red by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Dimensions: H 4 ft. 11 in. W 2 in. D 0.25 in.
Dealer Location: Denton, MD
Materials & Techniques: Silk
Memphis Milano Silk Tie in Red by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Textiles
Silk
Pattern is from an architectural drawing designed by Ettore Sottsass for use in this textile design. Each tie is unique, as it is hand cut from the larger pattern which repeats in the s...
Ettore Sottsass, Callimaco Floor Lamp, Artemide Manufacturer, circa 1980, Italy
By Artemide, Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 6.7 in. Dm 15.35 in.
Dealer Location: Nice, FR
Materials & Techniques: Metal
Ettore Sottsass, Callimaco Floor Lamp, Artemide Ma...
Artemide, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Metal
Ettore Sottsass, Callimaco floor lamp, Artemide manufacturer, lacquered metal and metal, circa 1980, Italy. Measure: Height 2 m, diameter 39 cm.
Tahiti Table Lamp
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 23.5 in. W 17 in. D 5 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Metal
Tahiti Table Lamp
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps
Metal
Tahiti table light, designed by Ettore Sottsass for the inaugural 1981 Memphis exhibition. Polychrome enameled metal with pivoting head mounted on a black and white bacteriae-patterned ...
Mimosa End Table
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 17 in. W 17 in. D 17 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Laminate
Mimosa End Table
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Side Tables
Glass, Laminate
Mimosa end table by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis srl (1984) A small end table in plastic laminates (different colors) with glass inset top / a perfect example of Sottsass's Masterly u...
Memphis Milano Silk Scarf in Red and Blue by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Dimensions: H 5 ft. 9 in. W 13 in. D 0.25 in.
Dealer Location: Denton, MD
Materials & Techniques: Silk
Memphis Milano Silk Scarf in Red and Blue by Ettor...
Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Textiles
Silk
Pattern is from an architectural drawing designed by Ettore Sottsass for use in this textile design. Each scarf is unique, as it is hand-cut from the larger pattern which repeats in the...
Ultrafragola Mirror by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: W 3 ft. 4 in. H 6 ft. 5 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Mirror, Acrylic
Ultrafragola Mirror by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors
Mirror, Acrylic
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 Valigia Table Lamp by Stilnovo 197, First Edition
By Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
By Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 14.96 in. W 13.77 in. D 9.44 in.
Dealer Location: Jersey City, NJ
Materials & Techniques: Metal
Ettore Sottsass Valigia Table Lamp by Stilnovo 197...
Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps
Metal
Ettore Sottsass Valigia Table Lamp, made by Stilnovo and designed by great Architect and Designer Ettore Sottsass in 1977. This is the first edition Valigia table lamp with the authenti...
Basilico Big Fruits Tray Ettore Sottsass Japanese Urushi Laquer Model A
By Ettore Sottsass, Marutomi
Dimensions: H 2.95 in. Dm 9.84 in.
Dealer Location: Shibuya-ku, JP
Materials & Techniques: Plastic
Basilico Big Fruits Tray Ettore Sottsass Japanese ...
Ettore Sottsass, Marutomi
Early 2000s Japanese Post-Modern Vases and Vessels
Plastic
Basilico fruits tray designed by Ettore Sottsass for Marutomi. This model is limited Japanese urushi laquer model. Japanese traditional urushi pigment is made from natural urushi tree,...
Ettore Sottsass Gala Floor Lamp by Post Design Memphis
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 6.4 in. W 4.72 in. D 4.72 in.
Dealer Location: Jersey City, NJ
Materials & Techniques: Laminate, Wood
Ettore Sottsass Gala Floor Lamp by Post Design Mem...
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). The Gala Floor lamp was made by Post Design 2000 (Memphis) circa 2000...
Ettore Sottsass Tall Mirror
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: W 17.72 in. H 7 ft. 2.6 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
Materials & Techniques: Iron, Wood
Ettore Sottsass Tall Mirror
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirr...
Iron, Wood
This illuminated mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass is made in laminated wood, and lacquered iron. More than a mirror this unusual piece of furniture is a decorating element from midcen...
Shiva Black Flower Vase
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 9.06 in. W 6.69 in. D 2.76 in.
Dealer Location: Barcelona, ES
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Shiva Black Flower Vase
Ettore Sottsass
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
Limited edition of 100 black glazed ceramic flower vases. One of BD's illustrious collaborators was the Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass Jr. Back in the 1970s, ten years ...
Green and Black Desk Lamp "Pausania" by E. Sottsass; Resin Body and Methacrylate
Dimensions: H 16.93 in. W 18.9 in. D 4.33 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Resin
Green and Black Desk Lamp "Pausania" by E. Sottsas...
Artemide, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Table Lamps
Metal, Resin
Decorative table or desk lamp "Pausania" by Ettore Sottsass. The production is Italian, by Artemide in 1985. The structure is chrome metal, the body is resin and the diffuser is metha...
 Candlesticks by Ettore Sottsass for Swid Powell, Signed Pair
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 13.25 in. W 3 in. D 3 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Silver Plate
Candlesticks by Ettore Sottsass for Swid Powell, ...
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.
Pair of Ettore Sottsass Cups
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 4.33 in. Dm 2.95 in.
Dealer Location: Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Materials & Techniques: Copper
Pair of Ettore Sottsass Cups
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Tableware
Copper
Pair of Ettore Sottsass cups in enameled copper. Manufactured by Gallery Il Sestante. Ettore Sottsass was an Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. His body of designs...
Ettore Sottsass Sculpture
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 23.62 in. W 34.65 in. D 28.35 in.
Dealer Location: Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Materials & Techniques: Concrete
Ettore Sottsass Sculpture
Ettore Sottsass
Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Sculptures
Concrete
Wonderful Ettore Sottsass sculpture made of smooth washed out concrete. Ettore Sottsass was an Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. His body of designs included furn...
Shiva Flower Vase by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, BD Barcelona Furniture
By Ettore Sottsass, BD Barcelona Furniture
Dimensions: H 9.06 in. W 6.69 in. D 2.76 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Shiva Flower Vase by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass, BD Barcelona Furniture
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Vases and Vessels
The Shiva flower vase by Ettore Sottsass was designed in 1973 following the inspiration garnered from his love for Catalan women with his work owing a great deal to such culture and enc...
Candlestick by Ettore Sottsass for Swid Powell, Signed
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 12.5 in. W 3.75 in. D 3.5 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Silver Plate
Candlestick by Ettore Sottsass for Swid Powell, Si...
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.
Ettore Sottsass, Italian Marble Pedestal, Stand No. 6
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 4 ft. 9.8 in. W 14.25 in. D 14.25 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Marble
Ettore Sottsass, Italian Marble Pedestal, Stand No...
Ettore Sottsass
Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Pedestals
Marble
Ettore Sottsass, Italian Marble Pedestal, Stand No. 6 The white and gray stripes are perhaps an homage to the Sienna Cathedral. A remarkable work. The alternating horizontal bands of a...
Pair of "Primavera" Marble Gueridons by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Ultima Edizione
By Ettore Sottsass, Ultima Edizione
Dimensions: H 21.25 in. Dm 19.88 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
Materials & Techniques: Steel, Marble
Pair of "Primavera" Marble Gueridons by Ettore Sot...
Ettore Sottsass, Ultima Edizione
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern End Tables
Steel, Marble
A pair of white marble gueridons. Marble base and top, metal stem. Deisgned by Ettore Sottsass. Edited by Ultima Edizione, Italy, 1980.
Basirico Big Fruits tray Ettore Sottsass Japanese Urushi Laquer Model B
By Ettore Sottsass, Marutomi
Dimensions: H 2.95 in. Dm 9.84 in.
Dealer Location: Shibuya-ku, JP
Materials & Techniques: Plastic
Basirico Big Fruits tray Ettore Sottsass Japanese ...
Ettore Sottsass, Marutomi
Early 2000s Japanese Post-Modern Vases and Vessels
Plastic
"Basilico big" fruits tray designed by Ettore Sottsass for Marutomi. This model is limited Japanese urushi laquer model. Japanese traditional urushi pigment is made from natural urushi...
Senape Flower Vase Ettore Sottsass Japanese Urushi Laquer Model B
By Ettore Sottsass, Marutomi
Dimensions: H 5.51 in. Dm 6.69 in.
Dealer Location: Shibuya-ku, JP
Materials & Techniques: Plastic
Senape Flower Vase Ettore Sottsass Japanese Urushi...
Ettore Sottsass, Marutomi
Early 2000s Japanese Post-Modern Vases and Vessels
Plastic
Senape flower vase designed by Ettore Sottsass for Marutomi. This model is limited Japanese urushi lacquer model. Japanese traditional urushi pigment is made from natural urushi tree, ...
Ettore Sottsass Yantra Series Black Vase
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 14.17 in. W 10.63 in. D 4.33 in.
Dealer Location: Milano, IT
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Ettore Sottsass Yantra Series Black Vase
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
Black glazed ceramic vase with geometric forms. Was created as the part of Yantra series, Edizioni Arte design.
Ettore Sottsass "Pattica" Table Lamp
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Dimensions: H 9 in. W 23.63 in. D 8.63 in.
Dealer Location: Cambridge, MA
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Maple
Ettore Sottsass "Pattica" Table Lamp
Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps
Glass, Maple
A "Pattica" table lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass for Post Design/the Memphis Group, circa 2000. Featuring a rectangular yellow aniline dyed maple base supporting five white fluorescen...
Senape Flower Vase Ettore Sottsass Japanese Urushi Laquer Model A
By Ettore Sottsass, Marutomi
Dimensions: H 5.51 in. Dm 6.69 in.
Dealer Location: Shibuya-ku, JP
Materials & Techniques: Plastic
Senape Flower Vase Ettore Sottsass Japanese Urushi...
Ettore Sottsass, Marutomi
Early 2000s Japanese Post-Modern Vases and Vessels
Plastic
Senape flower vase designed by Ettore Sottsass for Marutomi. This model is limited Japanese urushi laquer model. Japanese traditional urushi pigment is made from natural urushi tree, w...
Mirto Flower Vase Ettore Sottsass Japanese Urushi Lacquer Model
By Ettore Sottsass, Marutomi
Dimensions: H 8.07 in. Dm 5.12 in.
Dealer Location: Shibuya-ku, JP
Materials & Techniques: Plastic
Mirto Flower Vase Ettore Sottsass Japanese Urushi ...
Ettore Sottsass, Marutomi
Early 2000s Japanese Post-Modern Vases and Vessels
Plastic
Mirto flower vase designed by Ettore Sottsass for Marutomi. This model is limited Japanese urushi lacquer model. Japanese traditional urushi pigment is made from natural urushi tree, w...
Ettore Sottsass Synthesis Desk Chair, Olivetti, Italy, 1973
By Olivetti, Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 29.53 in. W 23.23 in. D 21.26 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Plastic
Ettore Sottsass Synthesis Desk Chair, Olivetti, It...
Olivetti, Ettore Sottsass
Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Plastic
Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007) was an Italian architect and designer during the 20th century. His body of work includes furniture, jewellery, glass, lighting and objects, as well as many b...
"Tahiti" Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 24 in. W 18 in. D 6 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Laminate
"Tahiti" Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps
Metal, Laminate
The ultimate 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 an o...
Ettore Sottsass Vase 'b'
By Ettore Sottsass, Galleria il Sestante
By Ettore Sottsass, Galleria il Sestante
Dimensions: H 7.09 in. Dm 5.12 in.
Dealer Location: Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Ettore Sottsass Vase 'b'
Ettore Sottsass, Gio Ponti, Galleria il Sestante
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
Nicely shaped and colored ceramic vase designed by famous Italian Ettore Sottsass. He was an architect and designer of the late 20th century. His body of designs included furniture, jew...
"Hsing" Vase Designed by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 7 in. W 7 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
"Hsing" Vase Designed by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Modern Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
"Hsing" vase designed by Ettore Sottsass for Alessio Sarri, Sesto Fiorentino. Red glazed ceramic. Marked: E. Sottsass, A. SARRI.
Ettore Sottsass Umbrella Stand by Rinovel
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 18.9 in. Dm 11.02 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Aluminum
Ettore Sottsass Umbrella Stand by Rinovel
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Racks and Stands
Aluminum
A highly collectible umbrella stand by the Italian designer and founder of the Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass. In great condition and with its original drip tray, this c.1955 umbrella s...
"Diva" Wall Mirror by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: W 2 ft. 6 in. H 3 ft. 7 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Mirror, Laminate
"Diva" Wall Mirror by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Laminate
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...
Pair of Ettore Sottsass Mandarin Chairs for Knoll
By Knoll, Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 33 in. W 24 in. D 33 in.
Dealer Location: Allentown, PA
Materials & Techniques: Steel, Fabric, Upholstery
Pair of Ettore Sottsass Mandarin Chairs for Knoll
Knoll, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Chairs
Steel, Fabric, Upholstery
Pair of Mandarin chairs by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll in vibrant original Matisse-esque fabric with sinuous enameled steel frames nodding to traditional Chinese yoke-back chairs.
Ettore Sottsass Watch for Cleto Munari
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 0.24 in. W 9.06 in. D 0.39 in.
Dealer Location: Doornspijk, NL
Ettore Sottsass Watch for Cleto Munari
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities
Watch designed by Ettore Sottsass for Cleto Munari, in original box. The design is part of the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Engraved on the bac...
Gaya Fruit Bowl by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Upgroup
By Ettore Sottsass, Upgroup
Dimensions: H 12.99 in. W 14.96 in. D 14.96 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Other, Carrara Marble
Gaya Fruit Bowl by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass, Upgroup
2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces
Brass, Other, Carrara Marble
Magnificent example of minimalist functional design by Ettore Sottsass for UpGroup, this bowl is composed of a circular base surmounted by a larger yet slimmer circle connected by two c...
"Hsing" Vase Designed by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 7 in. W 7 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
"Hsing" Vase Designed by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
"Hsing" vase designed by Ettore Sottsass for Alessio Sarri, Sesto Fiorentino. White glazed ceramic.
Murmansk Silver Fruit Bowl by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
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...
"Rochetto" Vase by Ettore Sottsass
By Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
By Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 11.5 in. Dm 3.5 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Earthenware
"Rochetto" Vase by Ettore Sottsass
Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Vases and Vessels
Earthenware
Designed by Ettore Sottsass, and made by Bitossi from 1956-1959, the "Rochetto" series of ceramics are some of the earliest works by the great iconoclast to give an indication of the ae...
Ettore Sottsass Capsule 'b'
By Ettore Sottsass, Galleria il Sestante
By Ettore Sottsass, Galleria il Sestante
Dimensions: H 5.51 in. Dm 3.54 in.
Dealer Location: Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Ettore Sottsass Capsule 'b'
Ettore Sottsass, Galleria il Sestante
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Nicely shaped and colored ceramic capsule in yellow and grey designed by famous Italian Ettore Sottsass. He was an architect and designer of the late 20th century. His body of designs i...
"Palm Spring" Table or Desk by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
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 by Ettore Sottsass
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...
Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
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 'Demistella' Console, Up&Up, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass, Up&Up
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 Vase 'a'
By Ettore Sottsass, Galleria il Sestante
By Ettore Sottsass, Galleria il Sestante
Dimensions: H 7.48 in. Dm 7.48 in.
Dealer Location: Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Ettore Sottsass Vase 'a'
Ettore Sottsass, Galleria il Sestante
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
Nicely shaped ceramic vase designed by famous Italian Ettore Sottsass. He was an architect and designer of the late 20th century. His body of designs included furniture, jewellery, glas...
"Park Lane" Coffee Table by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 16 in. Dm 45 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Plastic, Fiberglass, Marble
"Park Lane" Coffee Table by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Plastic, Fiberglass, Marble
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...
Beautiful Ettore Sottsass Dish
By Ettore Sottsass, Galleria il Sestante
By Ettore Sottsass, Galleria il Sestante
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...
Set of 15 "Kubirolo" Shelving System by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova
By Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Dimensions: H 17.32 in. W 17.32 in. D 18.5 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Set of 15 "Kubirolo" Shelving System by Ettore Sot...
Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Vintage 1960s Italian Post-Modern Bookcases
Wood
Scarce Set of 15 Kubirolo modular shelving system by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova. Massive wood and melamine handgrips in perfect conditions. The elements can be positioned in sever...
Imera Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 19.69 in. Dm 7.09 in.
Dealer Location: Shibuya-ku, JP
Materials & Techniques: Murano Glass
Imera Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Glass
Murano Glass
Imera by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano vetri collection in 1986.The mark on bottom tells "E. Sottsass per Memphis Milano by Toso Vetri D'Arte."
Italian Modern Yellow Glass Flower Vase by Sottsass Associati
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 10 in. Dm 4 in.
Dealer Location: Washington, DC
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Italian Modern Yellow Glass Flower Vase by Sottsas...
Ettore Sottsass
1990s Italian Vases and Vessels
Glass
Beautiful decorative yellow glass vase by Sottsass Associati. Hand-painted flowers. Condition is excellent.
Ettore Sottsass Capsule 'a'
By Ettore Sottsass, Galleria il Sestante
By Ettore Sottsass, Galleria il Sestante
Dimensions: H 5.51 in. Dm 3.54 in.
Dealer Location: Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Ettore Sottsass Capsule 'a'
Ettore Sottsass, Galleria il Sestante
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Nicely shaped and colored ceramic capsule in white and grey designed by famous Italian Ettore Sottsass. He was an architect and designer of the late 20th century. His body of designs in...
Yantra Y33b Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 12.2 in. W 8.86 in. D 5.12 in.
Dealer Location: Shibuya-ku, JP
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Yantra Y33b Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
Yantra Y33b by Ettore Sottsass. Original Poltronova edition released in the 1960s-1970s.
Ettore Sottsass Gala Floor Lamp Post Design Editions
By Ettore Sottsass, Post Design
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 6.7 in. W 4.72 in. D 4.72 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
Materials & Techniques: Laminate, Wood
Ettore Sottsass Gala Floor Lamp Post Design Editio...
Ettore Sottsass, Post Design
Early 2000s Italian Floor Lamps
Laminate, Wood
Is it a sculpture or a floor lamp? The Gala lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass for the Mobili Lunghi exhibition illustrates this recurring question dear to our hearts at A1043. Gala plays...
Ettore Sottsass Knoll East Side Chairs 1980s Leather
By Knoll, Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 34 in. W 32 in. D 32 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Steel, Leather, Cotton
Ettore Sottsass Knoll East Side Chairs 1980s Leath...
Knoll, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Chairs
Steel, Leather, Cotton
A rare pair of 1980s bold architectural Postmodern chairs designed by the famed Italian architect, Ettore Sottsass for Knoll. The comfortable cube chairs are in black leather with blue ...
Carlton Bookcase Roomdivider by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis, 1981
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 5.2 in. W 6 ft. 2.8 in. D 15.7 in.
Dealer Location: Vienna, AT
Materials & Techniques: Laminate, Plywood
Carlton Bookcase Roomdivider by Ettore Sottsass fo...
Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Bookcases
Laminate, Plywood
Colorful iconic 'Carlton' bookcase or room-divider designed by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano in 1981. Heavy quality HPL (high pressure laminate) on wood construction in various col...
Table Lamp "Capodanno" by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Dimensions: H 17.72 in. W 3.94 in. D 17.72 in.
Dealer Location: Geneva, CH
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Laminate
Table Lamp "Capodanno" by Ettore Sottsass for Memp...
Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Laminate
Table lamp "Capodanno" designed by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Limited edition, nb 79, with signature A post-modermism emblem Creates an entertaining light by mixing blue and red bu...
Mirto Flower Vase Ettore Sottsass Japanese Urushi Laquer Model
By Ettore Sottsass, Marutomi
Dimensions: H 8.07 in. Dm 5.12 in.
Dealer Location: Shibuya-ku, JP
Materials & Techniques: Plastic
Mirto Flower Vase Ettore Sottsass Japanese Urushi ...
Ettore Sottsass, Marutomi
Early 2000s Japanese Post-Modern Vases and Vessels
Plastic
Mirto flower vase designed by Ettore Sottsass for Marutomi. This model is limited Japanese urushi laquer model. Japanese traditional urushi pigment is made from natural urushi tree, w...
Coat Rack with Umbrella Stand by Ettore Sottsass for Olivetti, 1970s, Italy
By Olivetti, Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 4 ft. 11.8 in. W 22.05 in. D 22.05 in.
Dealer Location: Roma, IT
Materials & Techniques: Aluminum, Steel, Plastic
Coat Rack with Umbrella Stand by Ettore Sottsass f...
Olivetti, Ettore Sottsass
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Racks and Stands
Aluminum, Steel, Plastic
Coat rack / black umbrella stand designed by Ettore Sottsass Olivetti Synthesis 45 series, 1972.
"Hsing" Vase Designed by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 7 in. W 7 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
"Hsing" Vase Designed by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Vases and Vessels
"Hsing" vase designed by Ettore Sottsass for Alessio Sarri, Sesto Fiorentino. Black glazed ceramic. Marked: E. Sottsass, A. SARRI.
"Hsing" Vase Designed by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 7 in. W 7 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
"Hsing" Vase Designed by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
"Hsing" vase designed by Ettore Sottsass for Alessio Sarri, Sesto Fiorentino. Green glazed ceramic.
"Hsing" Vase Designed by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 7 in. W 7 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
"Hsing" Vase Designed by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
"Hsing" vase designed by Ettore Sottsass for Alessio Sarri, Sesto Fiorentino. Yellow glazed ceramic. Marked: E. Sottsass, A. SARRI.