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Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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
Ettore Sottsass Post-Modernism Colored Geometric Mirror for Glas Italia 2007
By Ettore Sottsass, Glas Italia
Located in New York, NY
A modern polychromatic Memphis-style mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass, of the post-modernism movement, part of the series Gli Specchi di Dioniso produced by the Italian Company Gla...
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Early 2000s Italian Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Art Glass, Mirror, Cut Glass, Wood

Ultrafragola Mirror/Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, Italy
By Poltronova, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milan, Italy
This is Ultrafragola a nice mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova in the 1970. It is a translucent white plastic frame of undulating outline, concealing pink internal flu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Glass, Plastic

Ettore Sottsass brass mirror for Sant'Ambrogio de Berti 1950s
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Torino, IT
Rare wall mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass in the 1950s. The mirror is for those who want a work of art for their wall; it is made of brass and features label on the back. good co...
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1950s Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Brass

Ultrafragola Mirror/Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, Italy
By Poltronova, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milan, Italy
The Ultrafragola mirror / lamp with its sinuous shape, evocative of a wavy female hair, belongs to the Gray Furniture series, a complete bedroom and liv...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Glass, Plastic

20th Century Ettore Sottsass Mirror Ultrafragola for Poltronova
By Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Located in Turin, Turin
Ettore Sottsass was a 20th-century Italian architect, noted for also designing furniture, jewellery, glass, lighting, home and office wares, as well as numerous buildings and interio...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Opal

Original LED Ultrafragola Mirror Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Ultrafragola mirror, designed by Ettore Sottsass in the 1970s. Original recent production mirror using LED lighting, made of moulded fibreglass with hard-back and shaped mirror. The...
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2010s Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Mirror, Plastic

Ettore Sottsass for Santambrogio & De Berti "Oak" Wood Wall Mirror, Italy 1960s
By Ettore Sottsass, Santambrogio & De Berti
Located in Naples, IT
Rare mirror in wood frame of Ettore Sottsass manufactured by Santambrogio e De Berti, 1959s.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

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 ‘Ultrafragola’ formed part of a series of Sottsass designs named Mobili Grigi. When illuminated, the lights within the mirror transform the white opaline acrylic shell into a stunning multi-pink display. This unique, individually numbered, re-edition piece is still produced by the same Florentine company today and is sold with a “Certificate of Authenticity”. The perfectly pink ‘selfie’ mirror...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Glass, Acrylic

Ettore Sottsass Santambrogio & De Berti 1958''oval curved mirror.
By Santambrogio & De Berti, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Palermo, IT
Santambrogio e De Berti Specchio curvo ovale Vetro colorato blu, ottone e vetro specchiato. Vetro blu curvato con incisioni argentate nel retro che assimilano e somigliano a tante g...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Art Glass, Stained Glass

Originale Specchio da parete di Ettore Sottsass, Anno 1950
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Bastia Umbra, IT
ORIGINALE ed elegante Specchio da parete di Ettore Sottsass per Santambrogio&DeBerti risale all'anno 1950. Questo specchio è in condizioni originali, può presentare piccoli segni de...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Brass

Ettore Sottsass Pink Neon Lamp "Ultrafragola" Italian Mirror, Ready to Ship
By Poltronova, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Madrid, ES
Available for immediate delivery. A colorful iconic mirror model "Ultrafragola" designed by Ettore Sottsass and edited by Poltronova. Made of white perp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Steel

Ettore Sottsass for Santambrogio De Berti Brass and Glass Wall Mirror
By Santambrogio & De Berti, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Brass, glass wall mirror in good vintage good condition. Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007) was an Italian architect and designer, best known for founding the Memphis Group in the 1980s, w...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Brass

Ettore Sottsass: Rare Brass Mirror with Two-Colored Glass and Shelf, Italy 1958
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in New York, NY
Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) A rare, early mirror by Memphis Milano founder Ettore Sottsass, crafted in a small limited series by Sant'Ambrogio e De Be...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

Materials

Brass

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 ‘Ultrafragola’ formed part of a series of Sottsass designs named Mobili Grigi. When illuminated, the tubular lights within the mirror transform the white opaline acrylic shell into a stunning multi-pink display. This unique, individually numbered, re-edition piece is still produced by the same Florentine company today and is sold with a “Certificate of Authenticity”. The perfectly pink ‘selfie’ mirror!
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

Materials

Glass, Acrylic

Mirror Signed by "Ettore Sottsass Produced by Glas Italia" Italy 2007
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Dioniso 1 mirror of early production designed by Ettore Sottsass in 2007 for Glas Italia 2007, comprises white, orange, red, and yellow colored glass in geometric shapes that surroun...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Mirror

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

Materials

Mirror

Ultrafragola Mirror / Lamp by Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brussels, BE
Ultrafragola mirror / lamp by Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova. Sold with original box and certificate of authenticity.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Plastic

Ultrafragola Mirror Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, Italy 1970s
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in New York, NY
Original 1st edition model of the Ultrafragola Mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova. Light up mirror with acrylic shell made of layered wa...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Acrylic

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 ‘Ultrafragola’ formed part of a series of Sottsass designs named Mobili Grigi. When illuminated, the neon tubes within the mirror transform the white opaline acrylic shell into a stunning multi-pink display. This unique, individually numbered, re-edition piece is still produced by the same Florentine company today and is sold with a “Certificate of Authenticity”. The perfectly pink ‘selfie’ mirror!
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

Materials

Glass, Acrylic

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 ‘Ultrafragola’ formed part of a series of Sottsass designs named Mobili Grigi. When illuminated, the lights within the mirror transform the white opaline acrylic shell into a stunning multi-pink display. This unique, individually numbered, re-edition piece is still produced by the same Florentine company today and is sold with a “Certificate of Authenticity”. The perfectly pink ‘selfie’ mirror!
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

Materials

Glass, Acrylic

ULTRAFRAGOLA Mirror by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ultrafragola mirror (from Mobile Grigi series of designs.) Ettore Sottsass (Italian.) Original design: 1970, production 2019 Opaline plastic, mirror, pink LED...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Mirror, Acrylic

Ettore Sottsass Illuminated Floor Mirror Ultrafragola
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in London, GB
Mirror / lighting "Ultrafragola" was designed in 1970s by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, in vacuum-formed opaline acrylic. Ultrafragola, with its sinuous shape, evocative of a wavy female hair, belongs to the series of Grey Furniture...
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2010s Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Plastic

Gli Specchi Di Dioniso 6 Wall Mirror by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia IN STOCK
By Glas Italia, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Macherio, IT
Dioniso6 Gli Specchi di Dioniso wall mirror is from a collection of 6 wall mirrors in different shapes and sizes characterizes by polychromatic ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Mirror

Gli Specchi Di Dioniso 3 Wall Mirror by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia IN STOCK
By Glas Italia, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Macherio, IT
Dioniso3 Gli Specchi di Dioniso wall mirror is from a collection of 6 wall mirrors in different shapes and sizes characterizes by polychromatic ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Mirror

Ettore Sottsass DIVA Mirror for Memphis Milano
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
No one but Ettore Sottsass could've designed such an elegant mirror -- an homage to his love of the human psyche, "reflected" in its inner & outer beauty. Quasi-deco in manner, ye...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Mirror, Laminate

Diva Mirror, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Diva Mirror with plastic laminate, was originally designed in 1984 by Ettore Sottsass. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939 he graduated...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Mirror, Plastic

Gli Specchi Di Dioniso 4 Wall Mirror by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia IN STOCK
By Glas Italia, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Macherio, IT
Dioniso4 Gli Specchi di Dioniso wall mirror is from a collection of 6 wall mirrors in different shapes and sizes characterizes by polychromatic ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Mirror

Ettore Sottsass Santambrogio E De Berti Oak Wood Mirror, Italy, 1959
By Ettore Sottsass, Santambrogio & De Berti
Located in Catania, IT
Rare mirror in oak wood frame of Ettore Sottsass manufactured by Santambrogio e De Berti, 1959s. Together with the original label. Excellent ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Oak

20th Century Ettore Sottsass Tilting Mirror "Sandretta" Model SP63 Poltronova
By Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Located in Turin, Turin
Table tilting mirror "Sandretta" model SP63 designed in 1960s by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova. Structure in wood, lacquered wood, mirrored glass, bras...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Brass

21st Century by Ettore Sottsass Damecuta Mirror Consolle in Marble Pink Portugal
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in massa, IT
Mirros Consolle realized with three different marble, Rosa Portogallo, Bianco Carrara, Rosso Francia. Designed by Arch. Ettore Sottsass. Size: cm. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Marble

Ettore Sottsass Jr. "TOTEM" Console with Mirror for Poltronova, Italy, 1962
By Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Located in Milan, IT
Rare Arch. Ettore Sottsass Jr. "TOTEM" console with mirror for Poltronova A rarely seen piece by Architect Ettore Sottsass Jr. Reference: E. Paoli, "Quaderni Vitrum, n°8, Specc...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Mirror Designed and Signed by Ettore Sottsass, 2007 Made in Italy
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Dioniso four mirror of early production designed by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia in 2007 comprises orange, white, and black colored glass in geometric shapes that surround the cen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Mirror

Mid-Century Modern Mirror by Ettore Sottsass for Santambrogio e De Berti, 1950s
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Mirror by Ettore Sottsass for Santambrogio e De Berti, 1950s
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

Materials

Glass, Wood

Ettore Sottsass - Ultrafragola Mirror Object, 1970 for Poltronova, Milano
By Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Located in Munster, NRW
Original 1st edition model of the Ultrafragola Mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova. Light up mirror with acrylic shell made of layered waves around the central mirror...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

Materials

Plastic

Mid-Century Wall Mirror By Ettore Sottsass, Santambrogio e De Berti, 1950s
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Wall Mirror By Ettore Sottsass, Santambrogio e De Berti, 1950s
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

Materials

Glass

Early Edition Ultrafragola Mirror by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, 1970s
By Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Located in amstelveen, NL
Early edition Ultrafragola mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, Italy 1970s. White discolored plastic frame, mirror glass, neon light, wooden back panel. Lovely discolo...
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1970s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

Materials

Glass, Plastic

Ettore Sottsass mirrors for sale on 1stDibs.

Ettore Sottsass mirrors are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Ettore Sottsass mirrors, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 16 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 18 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original mirrors by Ettore Sottsass were created in the modern style in europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider mirrors by FIAM, Fratelli Tosi, and Kartell. Prices for Ettore Sottsass mirrors can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,000 and can go as high as $75,474, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $10,541.
Questions About Ettore Sottsass Mirrors
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Ettore Sottsass was an architect and designer. He founded the Memphis Group, a collective of designers active from 1981 to 1987. The Ultrafragola mirror is one of his most well-known designs. On 1stDibs, you can shop a variety of Ettore Sottsass furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Ettore Sottsass was 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 ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Ettore Sottsass was a famous 20th century architect and designer known for his work in furniture, lighting, jewelry and more, as well as from his work in designing buildings. He was Italian, though he was born in Austria, and lived from 1917 to 2007. Shop a range of Ettore Sottsass pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To pronounce Ettore Sottsass, say "AY-tore-ee SOAT-sas." The second syllable of the designer's surname sounds similar to the word “sauce” but with a shorter, clipped vowel. On 1stDibs, find a range of Ettore Sottsass furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Ettore Sottsass studied at the Politecnico di Torino in Turin, Italy. In 1939, he graduated from the institution with a degree in architecture. Sottsass began working as an artist and designer in the late 1940s. He produced furniture, ceramics, paintings, sculptures and jewelry. Find a variety of Ettore Sottsass furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 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 ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Ettore Sottsass is famous for his work as an architect and an industrial designer, which spurred a revolution in the aesthetics and technology of modern design in the late 20th century. He was the oldest member of the Memphis Group, a design collective formed in Milan in 1980. Having grown disillusioned by the staid, black-and-brown corporatized modernism that had become endemic in the 1970s, the Memphis Group produced 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 like animal skins. Other than his Ultrafragola mirror (1970), Sottsass's most-recognized designs appeared in the first Memphis collection, issued in 1981. They include the multihued, angular Carlton room divider and Casablanca bookcase. Shop a diverse assortment of Ettore Sotsass furniture and decorative objects on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    Ettore Sottsass used a variety of materials over the course of his career. The Italian artist experimented with glass, ceramics, enamel, brass, textiles and more. Along with fellow members of the Memphis Group, he skewed expectations for furniture by using inexpensive materials such as plastic laminates decorated to resemble exotic finishes like animal skins. He also revolutionized ceramics through the pieces he created for the Italian maker Bitossi. On 1stDibs, shop a range of Ettore Sottsass art.
  • 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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    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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