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Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

Italian, 1917-2007
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 Modern Glas Italia Mirror, "Gli Specchi di Dioniso"
By Ettore Sottsass, Glas Italia
Located in Miami, FL
Ettore Sottsass Post Modern glas Italia mirror titled "Gli Specchi di Dioniso" Offered for sale is a rare and collectible post-modern mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass for Glas I...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Glass, Mirror

Ettore Sottsass Santambrogio E De Berti Oak Wood Mirror, Italy, 1959
By Santambrogio & De Berti, Ettore Sottsass
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 Vintage Patina References: “Domus” M...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Oak

Dioniso2 Gli Specchi di Dioniso Wall Mirror, by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia
By Ettore Sottsass, Glas Italia
Located in Macherio, IT
Dioniso2 Gli Specchi di Dioniso wall mirror is from a collection of 6 wall mirrors in different shapes and sizes characterizes by polychromatic frames composed of elements in laminat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Mirror

Diva Mirror, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
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 in architecture at the Pol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Mirror, Plastic

Dioniso3 Gli Specchi di Dioniso Wall Mirror, by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia
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 frames composed of elements in laminat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Mirror

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

Mandala Wall Mirror, by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia
By Ettore Sottsass, Glas Italia
Located in Macherio, IT
Framed mirror with a reflecting bordering which gives depth. The mirror is inserted in a poplar brier wooden frame. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck, Austria, in 1917. He recei...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Mirror, Poplar

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

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Mirror, Plastic

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 ...
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2010s Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Plastic

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 living room, designed by Ettore S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Glass, Plastic

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 Mirrors

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Glass, Acrylic

Ultrafragola Mirror/Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
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 fl...
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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 Poltronova, Ettore Sottsass
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 Mirrors

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Opal

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

Materials

Art Glass, Cut Glass, Mirror, Wood

Dioniso1 Gli Specchi di Dioniso Wall Mirror, by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia
By Ettore Sottsass, Glas Italia
Located in Macherio, IT
Dioniso1 Gli Specchi di Dioniso wall mirror is from a collection of 6 wall mirrors in different shapes and sizes characterizes by polychromatic frames composed of elements in laminat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Mirror

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 Mirrors

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Glass, Acrylic

Ettore Sottsass Perplex and Pink Neon Lamp "Ultrafragola" Italian Mirror
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 perplex structure with pink neon ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Steel

Ettore Sottsass Diva Mirror for Memphis Srl
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

21st Century by Ettore Sottsas 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. 48 x 74 x 190 H. Materials: Ro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Marble

Dioniso5 Gli Specchi di Dioniso Wall Mirror, by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia
By Ettore Sottsass, Glas Italia
Located in Macherio, IT
Dioniso5 Gli Specchi di Dioniso wall mirror is from a collection of 6 wall mirrors in different shapes and sizes characterizes by polychromatic frames composed of elements in laminat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

Materials

Mirror

Sybilla Mirror Unit, by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia
By Ettore Sottsass, Glas Italia
Located in Macherio, IT
Mirror unit with crystal mirror, two lamps and console table made of pearwood and Alpi veneer. The base is in anilinevarnished wood. Every piece is identified by a progressive number...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Wood, Mirror

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 light within, nickel-pl...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern 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 ‘Ultraf...
Category

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

Materials

Glass, Acrylic

Shibam 1 Mirror, by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia
By Ettore Sottsass, Glas Italia
Located in Macherio, IT
TOTEM mirror with object holder shelf. The two frontal sides are in white mirror and the lateral ones in decorated mirror with thin colored engravings (available in the colors pink a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Mirror

Ettore Sottsass Wall Mirror with Brass Frame by Santambrogio & DeBerti 1950s
By Santambrogio & De Berti, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Wall mirror with structure in black enameled metal, ground crystal, and enameled brass frame designed by Ettore Sottsass for Santambrogio & DeBerti, Lissone, 1958 ca. Licterature:...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Metal, 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 ‘Ultraf...
Category

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

Materials

Glass, Acrylic

Wall Mirror "Gli Specchi di Dioniso 1" by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia
By Glas Italia, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Wall mirror "Gli Specchi di Dioniso 1" by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia Wall mirror characterized by polychrome frames composed of elements in coloured laminated mirror, coloure...
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1990s European Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Glass

Etrusco Mirror Unit with Aniline-Vanished Wood, by Ettore Sottsass, Glas Italia
By Glas Italia, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Macherio, IT
Etrusco mirror unit is shown here in the rectangular shape. Mirror unit with crystal mirror and Alpi veneer frame. The shelf and the base are in aniline-vanished wood with gold-plate...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Wood, Mirror

Ettore Sottsass Mirror, Santambrogio e De Berti, 1950s
By Santambrogio & De Berti, Ettore Sottsass
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

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Mirror

Ettore Sottsass Mirror, Santambrogio e De Berti, 1950s
By Santambrogio & De Berti, Ettore Sottsass
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

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Mirror

Dioniso6 Gli Specchi di Dioniso Wall Mirror, by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia
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 frames composed of elements in laminat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

Materials

Mirror

Ettore Sottsass 2007 Post-Modern Prism Black White Orange Mirror for Glas Italia
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

Materials

Art Glass, Wood, Cut Glass, Mirror

Ettore Sottsass, Wall Mirror Manufactured by Santambrogio and De Bert
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) Wall mirror manufactured by Santambrogio and De Berti, Crystal glass and golden brass, Italy, circa 1958. Measures: Height 190 cm, width 30 cm, dept...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

Materials

Brass

Shibam 2 Mirror, by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia
By Ettore Sottsass, Glas Italia
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 Mirrors

Materials

Mirror

Dioniso4 Gli Specchi di Dioniso Wall Mirror, by Ettore Sottsass for Glas Italia
By Ettore Sottsass, Glas Italia
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 frames composed of elements in laminat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Mirror

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

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Mirror, Wood

Mid-Century Ettore Sottsass Mirror Console, Santambrogio e De Berti, 1950s
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass mirror console, Santambrogio e De Berti, 1950s Brass Glass and Metal Very rare wall mirror with console designed by Ettore Sottsass. It come...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Metal, Brass

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

20th Century Ettore Sottsass Tilting Mirror "Sandretta" Model SP63 Poltronova
By Poltronova, Ettore Sottsass
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, brass details. The diameter of the...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Mirrors

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Brass

Ettore Sottsass mirrors for sale on 1stDibs

Ettore Sottsass mirrors are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. In our Ettore Sottsass collection, there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 8 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 7 modern editions to choose from. Many of Ettore Sottsass' original mirrors were created in the mid-century modern style in Italy during the 21st century and contemporary. Many customers also consider mirrors by FIAM, Glas Italia and Roberto Cavalli if you want to add additional options. Pricing for mirrors by Ettore Sottsass can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $1,759 and tops out at $80,586, while pieces like these can sell for $7,775.

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