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Metal ceiling lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass, produced by Stilnovo. Made of black enameled metal and polished aluminium. Marked with label sticker. The upper part of lamp was restored.

Details

  • Period
    1970-1979
  • Materials and Techniques
    Enameled   Metal
    Polished   Aluminum
  • Condition
    Good. Please notice, that the upper part (the black metal pendant) was restored..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
    Dimensions
    37.01 in. H
    94 cm H
  • Diameter
    62
  • Seller Location
    Milano, Italy
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU254338384193

About Ettore Sottsass (Designer)

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.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2017

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Located in Milano, Lombardia

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