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Illuminated Floor Mirror Ultrafragola

$13,267.11

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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, a complete bedroom and living room, designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova and presented at the third edition of Eurodomus in 1970. All except "Ultrafragola" have remained at the prototype stage. Very excellent state as never used, totally original in all its parts.

Details

  • Creator
    Ettore Sottsass (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 76.78 in. (195 cm)Width: 39.38 in. (100 cm)Depth: 5.12 in. (13 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2016
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU6527228208072

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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About the Design

Ultrafragola Mirror

Designed by Ettore Sottsass
Most mirrors are meant to be looked in, but some are meant to be looked at. The Ultrafragola mirror by Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007) is a classic example of the latter: It is hard to look away from its soft neon glow and sensuous curves, which resemble flowing wavy hair. As part of Sottsass’s “I Mobile Grigi” series for the third edition of the Eurodomus trade show, the Ultrafragola, which translates to “ultra strawberry” in Italian, was designed in 1970. It was a precursor to his best-known accomplishment: the 1981 founding of his design collective the Memphis Group (Milan, not Tennessee), which embraced Pop art and exhibited a flashy unorthodox sensibility. The Ultrafragola embodies many of Memphis’s postmodern ideals. With its cheap plastic shell — made of vacuum-formed opaline acrylic — this playful and flamboyant piece challenged modernist design’s clean lines and austere shapes at the time. Despite the Memphis Group’s spirited start, with its members experimenting radically with furniture, jewelry and more, it had a short life span. In 1985, Sottsass refused to be defined by a single design movement, so he left the group, which formally dissolved two years later. However, Italy’s Poltronova still manufactures the Ultrafragola mirror today. And it’s seeing a revival thanks to its made-for-social-media aesthetic and growing favor among celebrities and contemporary interior designers. Indeed, the Memphis style is having a beautiful, bold, neon-colored comeback.
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