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Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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
Bay Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano, 1980s
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
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 Lighting

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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 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 Lighting

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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 Lighting

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Crystal

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 Lighting

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Murano Glass

"Tahiti" Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano, 1981
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
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 Lighting

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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 Lighting

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Metal

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 Lighting

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Steel

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 Lighting

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Metal

Bay Table Lamp USA, 110 Volts, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
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 Lighting

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Aluminum

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 Lighting

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Metal

King's Floor Lamp EU 220 V. by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
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 Lighting

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Metal

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 Lighting

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Aluminum

Pausania Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Artemide, Italy
By Artemide, Ettore Sottsass
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 Lighting

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Chrome, Steel

Treetops Floor Lamp USA 110 Volts, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collect
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
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 Lighting

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Metal

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 Lighting

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Enamel, Metal

Ettore Sottsass "Pausania" Table Lamp
By Artemide, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Table lamps by the master! True collector's items from Italy. Available the pair.
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1980s Italian Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Aluminum

Tahiti Table Lamp (US VERSION 110v), by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Coll,
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Here you are shown the US wired 'Tahiti' Table lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981. The light fixture is of a polychrome enameled metal "duck" with a pivoting-like head mounted...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Metal

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

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Murano Glass

Bay Table Lamp 'EU' 220 Volts, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Here you are shown the EU 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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Aluminum

Tahiti Table Lamp 'EU VERSION 220v', by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis, Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Here you are shown the EU wired 220v 'Tahiti' table lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981. The light fixture is of a polychrome enameled metal "duck" with a pivoting-like head mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Metal

Tahiti Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Tahiti table lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass. Italy, 1981. Metal construction, wooden base with laminate and head with halogen lamp, 'The Duck'. With original metal label. Re...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Metal

White Lampros Pendant by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo, 1970
By Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Large Lampros pendant designed by Ettore Sottsass Jr. and produced by Stilnovo in the 1970s. This disc-shaped model consists of a white aluminium shade and three chromed metal ref...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Metal

Ettore Sottsass “Palafitta” Table Lamp Brass Plexiglas, 1957, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milano, IT
Ettore Sottsass “Palafitta“ table lamp brass plexiglas 1957 Italy.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Brass

Ettore Sottsass ASHOKA Table Lamp for MEMPHIS srl
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Ashoka table lamp is an early Ettore Sottsass lighting masterwork for the introductory 1981 MEMPHIS collection as iconoclastic a light/sculpture as you'll find anywhere!! With v...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Metal

Ettore Sottsass Tahiti Table Lamp by Memphis Srl
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The ultimate Sottsass table light!! Anthropomorphic (looks like a parrot) as the head (w/ lamp) swivels up and down. Designed for the inaugural 1981 MEMPHIS exhibition, this ...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Metal

Staff 'Zumtobel' ID-S Floor Lamp/ Uplighter by Ettore Sottsass, Memphis, 1980s
By Staff Leuchten, Ettore Sottsass
Located in CULEMBORG, GE
Designed by Ettore Sottsass in the early 1980s, this rare ID-S Floor Lamp was firstly produced by Staff Leuchten until the company got taken over by the Austrian company Zumtobel. ...
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1980s Austrian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Steel

Pink ‘Ultrafragola’ Mirror Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in London, GB
The curvaceous pink ‘Ultrafragola’ mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass is probably the most iconic of all his many designs. Originally produced in the 1970s by Poltronova, the ‘Ultraf...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Glass, Acrylic

Venini Firenze Flush Light in Crystal & Sapphire by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Firenze flush light in handmade blown glass with decorative elements in opaline and transparent glass and white painted metal finishes. Fun and colorful ceiling light option that add...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Art Glass

Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo "Suitcase Lamp", Italy 1970s
By Ettore Sottsass, Stilnovo
Located in Naples, IT
Vintage lamp called "Suitcase Lamp" by the famous Italian designer Ettore Sottsass. Lacquered metal. Produced by "Stilnovo", Italy, circa 1977. Very good condition.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Metal

Ettore Sottsass Don Lamp
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Playful reading lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo. Aptly called the "Don", this lamp nods (or bows) its straight neck from an emerald cube base, topped by an adjustable shade in t...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Metal

Ashoka Metal Table Lamp 'EU' 220 Volts, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Here you are shown the EU wired, Ashoka table lamp in lacquered metal, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981 for Memphis Milano. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 19...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Metal

Don Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo, 1970s
By Ettore Sottsass, Stilnovo
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Don table lamp designed in 1977 by Ettore Sottsass and manufactured by Stilnovo. The lamp consists of a relative heavy emerald green cubic base, a white slanted rod and a striking...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Metal

Ashoka Large Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Kansas City, MO
Ashoka lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis, Milano, 1981. Excellent condition.
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Steel

Treetops Floor Lamp 'EU' 220 Volts, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Here you are shown the EU wired 'Treetops' floor lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981 in metal with halogen bulb. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939 he g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Metal

Ashoka Metal Table Lamp USA 110 Volts, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano C.
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Here you are shown the US wired, Ashoka Table Lamp in lacquered metal, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981 for Memphis Milano. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Metal

SHIBAM 2 Mirror, by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia
By Glas Italia, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Macherio, IT
Totem mirror with red and white bulbs. The lateral and frontal sides are in mirror partially decorated with thin white engravings going around the whole perimeter. The base is in mat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Mirror

Ettore Sottass "Jagati" Lamp for Memphis Post Design ''Mobili Lunghi', 2000
By Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in London, GB
Ettore Sottsass (Designer) Memphis Milano (Manufacturer) ‘Jagati' lamp, from the Mobili Lunghi collection, 2000 Red aniline-dyed maple box with fluorescent bulb Excellent unu...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Wood

Ettore Sottsass Halo Click Table Lamp Philips, 1988
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Rare ‘Halo Click 2’ table lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass for Philips, Holland 1988. This rare off-white table lamp was designed by Ettore Sottsass for the Dutch market and therefor...
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1980s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Metal

Ettore Sottass Pendant Lamp,Vistosi, Italy, 1974. White Red-Orange Glass. Signed
By Vistosi, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Kansas City, MO
Ettore Sottsass pendant light fixture for Vistosi Italy, 1974. Completely original. The glass is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs. The stem is in very good co...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Steel

Lamp "Caribe" by Targetti Sankey for Fiorucci, 1970s
By Targetti Sankey, Ettore Sottsass
Located in taranto, IT
Splendid very rare "caribe" lamp produced by targetti sankey for Fiorucci, original of the time, unobtainable and never seen version in bronze and brass Probably a prototype that ne...
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1970s Italian Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Brass, Bronze

Pink ‘Ultrafragola’ Mirror Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in London, GB
The curvaceous pink ‘Ultrafragola’ mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass is probably the most iconic of all his many designs. Originally produced in the 1970s by Poltronova, the ‘Ultraf...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Glass, Acrylic

Pair of Dorane Table Lamps by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo, 1970s
By Ettore Sottsass, Stilnovo
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Pair of Dorane table lamps designed in 1977 by Ettore Sottsass and manufactured by Stilnovo, Milan. The base of these lamps is made of lacquered metal (one in white and the other ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Metal

Venini Firenze Pendant Light in Brown and Yellow by Ettore Sottsass
By Venini, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Firenze suspension lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass and manufactured by Venini, features handmade blown glass colored elements and crystal color discs. Numbered edition. Indoor use ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Blown Glass

Ettore Sottsass Callimaco Floor Lamp for Artemide
By Artemide, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Glendale, CA
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. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Aluminum

Contemporary Polychrome Memphis Table Lamp Designed by Ettore Sottsass, Italy
By Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Ettore Sottsass Italy, contemporary Polychrome enameled metal “duck” with pivoting head mounted on a black and white bacterio-patterned laminate base. New production of the “T...
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2010s Italian Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Enamel

21st Century Ettore Sottsass Nopuram Table Lamp in Green/Light Pink/Red
By Venini, Ettore Sottsass
Located in murano, IT
Appealing in shape and glow, it is tinged with a hint of Sapphire and Pink. Darpanah fascinates the viewer. Its powerful aesthetics urged Ettore Sottsass to turn to Sanskrit for insp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Glass

21st Century Firenze Pendant Light in Multicolour by Ettore Sottsass
By Venini, Ettore Sottsass
Located in murano, IT
Regardless of their size, small or large, the luminous sculptures by Ettore Sottsass bring to mind the idea and image of the Florentine lily. Revealed in sheets of glass and oval sph...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Glass

21st Century Ettore Sottsass Collection Ratrih Floor Lamp in Black/Milk-White
By Venini, Ettore Sottsass
Located in murano, IT
Light clad in Milk White glass, then surrounded by Black glass and metal. This work is a tribute to the night. Elegant, mysterious. Night is its name, in ancient Sanskrit: ratri?. Ra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Glass

21st Century Ettore Sottsass Collection Kiritam Table Lamp in Aquamarine/Milk-Wh
By Venini, Ettore Sottsass
Located in murano, IT
Its name evokes its ancient meaning: "crown", from the Sanskrit term kirīṭam. Its shape recalls those of the most worshipped and depicted Hindu deities. But gold gives way to glass. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Glass

21st Century Ettore Sottsass Darpanah Table Lamp in LightPink/MilkWhite/Sapphire
By Venini, Ettore Sottsass
Located in murano, IT
Appealing in shape and glow, it is tinged with a hint of Sapphire and Pink. Darpanah fascinates the viewer. Its powerful aesthetics urged Ettore Sottsass to turn to Sanskrit for insp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Glass

21st Century Ettore Sottsass Collection Bhusanam Table Lamp in Multicolor
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in murano, IT
In the hands of Ettore Sottsass, glass and metal take on new shapes that nod to India. They give a new visual meaning to the Sanskrit term that inspires the name of this piece: bhu?a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Glass

21st Century Firenze Flush Light in Crystal/Sapphire by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in murano, IT
Regardless of their size, small or large, the luminous sculptures by Ettore Sottsass bring to mind the idea and image of the Florentine lily. Revealed in sheets of glass and oval sph...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Glass

Venini Ratrih Floor Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Venini Ratrih floor lamp by Ettore Sottsass. Numbered edition for year Year of manufacture: 1994-2017 Marble base Color: Milk-white/black Measurements: Ø 18.11", H 66.92" 1 x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Glass

Pair of Ettore Sottsass for Bitossi Glazed Ceramic Lamps
By Ettore Sottsass, Bitossi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An early lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Bitossi, this line of tri-glazed vessels and lamps were commissioned by the Italian ceramicist for a Dutch department store, De Bijenkorf. Produc...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Brass

Artemide Pausania LED Table Lamp in Black and Green by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Artemide
Located in Hicksville, NY
Artemide Pausania LED table lamp in black and green by Ettore Sottsass. The godfather of contemporary Italian design, Ettore Sottsass believed products should be as sensual as func...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Resin

Ettore Sottsass For Fiorucci Memphis Wall Lights '2' Targetti Sankey, 1980
By Ettore Sottsass, Targetti Sankey, Vittorio Fiorucci
Located in Vienna, AT
Pair of Ettore Sottsass designed for Fiorucci, produced by Targetti Sankey, Italy 1980 A rare and large Ettore Sottsass pair of wall lamps designed for Fiorucci with a very graphi...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Aluminum

Ettore Sottsass "Madison" Table Lamp, Italy 1980s
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Naples, IT
Lamps by Ettore Sottsass are often characterised by great formal strength and amazing efficiency functional terms. The Madison lamp is no exception to the rule. It is comprised of si...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Metal

20th Century Ettore Sottsass Mirror Ultrafragola for Poltronova
By Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Located in Turin, Turin
Mirror / lighting "Ultrafragola" designed in 1970s by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, in vacuum-formed opaline acrylic. Ultrafragola, with its sinuous shape, evocative of a wavy fema...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Lighting

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Opal

Ettore Sottsass lighting for sale on 1stDibs

Ettore Sottsass lighting 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 lighting collection, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock, we have 60 vintage editions of these items, while there are 28 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original lighting designs by Ettore Sottsass were created in Europe during the 20th century in the modern style of the mid-century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider lighting by VeArt, Gae Aulenti and Marcello Fantoni. Pricing for the Ettore Sottsass lighting can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $462 and tops out at $29,011, while pieces like these can sell for $2,597 on average.
Questions About Ettore Sottsass Lighting
  • 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 ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To pronounce Ettore Sottsass, say "AY-tore-ee SOAT-sas." The second syllable of the designer's surname sounds similar to the word “sauce” but with a shorter, clipped vowel. On 1stDibs, find a range of Ettore Sottsass furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Ettore Sottsass studied at the Politecnico di Torino in Turin, Italy. In 1939, he graduated from the institution with a degree in architecture. Sottsass began working as an artist and designer in the late 1940s. He produced furniture, ceramics, paintings, sculptures and jewelry. Find a variety of Ettore Sottsass furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs 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
    Ettore Sottsass was inspired by many things, including pop culture, travel and various cultures from around the world. His primary objective of his work was to bring out the deeper beauty of whatever he created. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Ettore Sottsass furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Ettore Sottsass's father, also named Ettore Sottsass, designed modernist architecture. He worked for the firm Movimento Italiano per l'Architettura Razionale or MIAR. Giuseppe Pagano was the company's head architect. On 1stDibs, shop a range of Ettore Sottsass furniture.
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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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