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Ultrafragola Mirror by Ettore Sottsass

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Ultrafragola mirror (from Mobile Grigi series of designs.) Ettore Sottsass (Italian.) Original design: 1970, production 1995. Opaline plastic, mirror, pink neon light within, nickel-plated brass. (Ultrafragola translates to "The Ultimate Strawberry", a reference to the women who would view themselves within it. Show-stopper with its sensual wavy form!) Both in its name and in its sinuous shape, this evocative and erotic 'vanities' is an homage to women's sensuality by Ettore Sottsass. It was realized in materials that were unashamedly new: wavy vacuum-formed acrylic sheet and colored neon light opposed to the more traditional mirror made from gilded, carved wood. For Sottsass, "Life is perceived by the senses before the intellect and sexuality belongs to that sensorial vocabulary". ** Each mirror is hand-assembled in Italy upon order as a continuing production with all original materials. There exists a 4-5 week production period + shipping, though transit is expeditious as we only implement DHL Global Air-Shipping (7-10 days / Italy/JFK) **

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    All ULTRAFRAGOLA Mirrors that we sell are bonafide authorized production, never used & still in their original crates.
  • Dimensions
    H 6 ft. 5 in. x W 3 ft. 4 in. x D 5 in.H 195.58 cm x W 101.6 cm x D 12.7 cm
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
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    1stdibs GalleryNew York, NYMore Information
  • Reference Number
    LU1539212611412
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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.

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