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Carlton Wood Miniature Bookcase by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection

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Here you are shown an authentic and perfect reproduction of the Carlton bookcase, originally designed in 1981 by Ettore Sottsass. The vivid colors and seemingly random interplay of solids and voids, suggest Avant Garde painting and sculpture. This is a limited edition of 1000 pieces, and is numbered and stamped on the bottom of the base. See below for further information about authenticity papers. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939 he graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Torino. One of the most influential and important figures of the last century, Architect and Designer, he has participated in all radical movements whether created from the 1970s and 1980s. In 1981 he founded the Memphis group, a group that has radically changed the scenario of Italian and world design. Honored with numerous international awards, was winner of the Golden Compass in 1959. He designed the first laptop "Valentina" by Olivetti. He died in 2007 at the age of 90 years. Memphis Milano is the great cultural phenomenon of the 1980s that revolutionized creative and commercial logics in design. Born from the idea of Ettore Sottsass and a group of young designers and architects, in Milan, coupled in the years by famous designers from the international scene, Memphis turned upside down all of the existing parameters on living. Ettore Sottsass as the backbone of the group, design gained a new concept and expression through new shapes, materials and patterns, expanding the creative limits of the industry. Memphis became a symbol of New Design. Its influence is still clear in various sectors of production and beyond. Additional Info: - Dimensions: W 18.7, D 3.2, H 19.3 inches - Materials: Wood and Plastic Laminate - Purchased products are shipped with forms of authenticity by Memphis Milano, as well as a metal plaque which contains the signature of the designer, and the year which the product was originally designed in. - Pricing: Prices do not include VAT.
  • Creator:
    Memphis Milano (Manufacturer),Ettore Sottsass (Designer),Memphis Group (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 19.3 in (49 cm)Width: 18.71 in (47.5 cm)Depth: 3.23 in (8.2 cm)
  • Style:
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Plastic,Wood,Laminated
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    Contemporary
  • Production Type:
    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
  • Estimated Production Time:
    1-2 weeks
  • Condition:
  • Seller Location:
    La Morra, IT
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 15081919011stDibs: LU4830117348792
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