Ettore Sottsass White and Black Round Marble Dining Table Lotorosso Polotronova For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 9 images

Ettore Sottsass White and Black Round Marble Dining Table Lotorosso Polotronova


This very rare dining table Lotorosso is designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova in Italy in 1965. The round top and the thick round foot are made of high quality Carrara marble. The cylindrical base is made of black lacquered metal. This model is no longer produced, rare to find and a collector’s item for the Sottsass fan. It is a great example of postmodern design. This table is in very good vintage condition.


  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
  • Dimensions

    H 27.5 in. x Dm 48.5 in.

    H 69.85 cm x Dm 123.19 cm

  • Diameter
    48.5 in. (123.19 cm)
  • Seller location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • 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

4.7 / 5
1stdibs seller since 2006
Located in Chicago, IL
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller
Philippe Jean French Illuminated Stainless Stee...
Philippe Jean
Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Stainless Steel
Murano Glass Table Lamp Dorane by Ettore Sottsa...
Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Jean-Charles Moreux Round Table with Sculptural...
Jean-Charles Moreux
Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Center Tables
Wood, Walnut
Axel Einar Hjorth Typenko Occasional Table
Axel Einar Hjorth
Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Center Tables
You May Also Like
Ettore Sottsass Marble Pedestal Dining Table
Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Vintage 1960s Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Tables
Marble, Metal
Ettore Sottsass Rose Marble Pedestal Dining Table
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Dining Room Tables
Marble, Metal
Ettore Sottsass Rose Marble Pedestal Dining Table
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1960s Italian Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Ettore Sottsass Marble Dining Table for Poltron...
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Osvaldo Borsani Round Marble Dining Table
Osvaldo Borsani
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Electrum Black Marble and Mixed Metal Dining Table
Jonathan Adler
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Tables
Marble, Brass, Nickel
Round Dining Table
Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Black Marble Dining or Centre Table
1990s Dining Room Tables

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries