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Large Ettore Sottsass 'Lampros 3' Chandelier for Stilnovo, circa 1970

$7,500

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Large Ettore Sottsass Lampros 3 chandelier for Stilnovo, circa 1970. Executed in black painted aluminium and chromed metal with manufacturer's mark engraved on metal. A sophisticated and minimally refined design by an increasingly sought after Italian master, this is the piece to invest in and marvel at. Documented in the Stilnovo catalog #40, p.77. Ettore Sottsass, (born Sept. 14, 1917, Innsbruck, Austria-Hungary—died Dec. 31, 2007, Milan, Italy) was an Italian Industrial designer who brought bold colors, contemporary style, and ironic wit to everyday items, creating strikingly postmodern lighting, furniture, electronic gear, and domestic accessories. Not UL listed, but recommended UL listing available from authorized 3rd party vendor upon request for an additional fee. Rewired 3x 75 watt max standard socked bulbs and partially restored. Some bends to top of one chrome shade that are readily concealable when lamp is installed and noted only for accuracy. Not UL listed, but available.

Details

  • Creator
    Ettore Sottsass (Designer),Stilnovo (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 45 in. (114.3 cm)Diameter: 30 in. (76.2 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1970
  • Condition
    Refinished. Rewired. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages.
  • Seller Location
    Glendale, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: V14211stDibs: LU144727739893

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About the Designer

Ettore Sottsass

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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