Contact 1stdibs
Ettore Sottsass Ultrafragola Mirror Prod, Poltronova, Italy For Sale
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 11

Ettore Sottsass Ultrafragola Mirror Prod, Poltronova, Italy

About

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 fluorescent lighting, enclosing rectangular mirror plate. You can find its publication on different book of Italian design like: "Ettore Sottsass" by "Barbara Radice" for Electa. Really perfect, not scratch.

Details

  • Reference Number
    LU2140317850971
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 14 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

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

4.9 / 5
Vetted
Platinum
1stdibs seller since 2016
Typical response time: 1 hour
Located in Milan, IT
More From This Seller
Ettore Sottsass Wardrobe Oak Design Edition, Italy
Ettore Sottsass Wardrobe Oak Design Edition, Italy
Ettore Sottsass, Oak Design Edizioni
Early 2000s Italian Modern
Laminate
Ettore Sottsass Sideboard Oak Design Edizioni, Italy
Ettore Sottsass Sideboard Oak Design Edizioni, ...
Ettore Sottsass, Oak Design Edizioni
Early 2000s Italian Modern
Wood
Ettore Sottsass Bookcase Oak Design Edition, Italy
Ettore Sottsass Bookcase Oak Design Edition, Italy
Ettore Sottsass, Oak Design Edizioni
Early 2000s Italian Modern
Laminate, Glass, Plexiglass
Ettore Sottsass Cabinet Oak Design Edition, Italy
Ettore Sottsass Cabinet Oak Design Edition, Italy
Ettore Sottsass, Oak Design Edizioni
Early 2000s Italian Modern
Laminate
You May Also Like
Ultrafragola Mirror Design Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova
Ultrafragola Mirror Design Ettore Sottsass for ...
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern
Plastic
Ettore Sottsass Perplex and Pink Neon Lamp "Ultrafragola" Italian Mirror
Ettore Sottsass Perplex and Pink Neon Lamp "Ult...
Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern
Steel, Plastic
Ettore Sottsass Perplex and Pink Neon Lamp "Ultrafragola" Italian Mirror
Ettore Sottsass Perplex and Pink Neon Lamp "Ult...
Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern
Steel, Plastic
Ultrafragola Mirror by Ettore Sottsass
$10,000 / item
Ultrafragola Mirror by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
2010s Italian
Mirror, Acrylic
"Diva" Wall Mirror by Ettore Sottsass
$2,900 / item
"Diva" Wall Mirror by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern
Mirror, Laminate
Midcentury Brass and Marbled Glass Mirror Console by Ettore Sottsass, Italy
Midcentury Brass and Marbled Glass Mirror Conso...
Ettore Sottsass, Santambrogio & De Berti
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern
Brass, Glass, Mirror
Mirror Designed and Signed by Ettore Sottsass, 2007 Made in Italy
Mirror Designed and Signed by Ettore Sottsass, ...
Ettore Sottsass
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern
Mirror
Mirror Signed by "Ettore Sottsass Produced by Glas Italia" Italy 2007
Mirror Signed by "Ettore Sottsass Produced by G...
Ettore Sottsass
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern
Mirror

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries