A series of Sottsass-inspired limited-edition vases.... Kora Vases by Spotti Edizioni

Kora Vases by Studiopepe for Spotti Edizioni

Sottsass cited Aldo Rossi and le Corbusier as as inspirations...Aldo Rossi building, Berlin.

Sottsass cited Aldo Rossi and le Corbusier as as inspirations...Aldo Rossi building, Berlin.

His pieces are most recognizable by the pairing of unexpected form and material and his use of pattern, colour, and curves....  MEMPHIS: 1982 - MALABAR - SIDEBOARD - ETTORE SOTTSASS

MALABAR SIDEBOARD by ETTORE SOTTSASS 1982

Canadian designers MPGMB created pedestals inspired by the work of Ettore Sottsass

Sass pedestals MPBMB Souda Ettore Sottsass tabletop

2015 saw Italian design and manufacturing company Kartell produce never before seen pieces. Ettore Sottsass for Kartell

Kartell presents new Sottsass furniture in Memphis exhibition

Ettore Sottsass was part of 1960s counterculture. As a designer and architect he believed that "Everything must remain possible," "It must be possible to design instability." .......the Max shelf.

Ettore Sottsass was part of 1960s counterculture. As a designer and architect he believed that "Everything must remain possible," "It must be possible to design instability." .......the Max shelf.

Memphis ashoka table lamp...Ettore Sottsass was the founder of the anti-conformist Memphis Group of the 1980s – a group of Italian architects and designers whose intent was to develop a new creative approach to design. Famous for colourful and outrageous furniture, lighting pieces, fabrics and ceramics.

IMAGES OF MEMPHIS DESIGN: ULTRA COLLECTABLE

In the 1960s Sottsass started his career as a design consultant for Italian electronics company, Olivetti, (manufacturer of typewriters, computers, and other such products). The Valentine typewriter was a hit because of its portability and vibrant red colour.

Ettore Sottsass: the godfather of Italian cool

He was interested in sensuality, melancholy, pleasure, uncertainty and the paradoxical. Tantric art and a passion for Indian culture influenced his work which often carried totemic, ritualistic or erotic suggestions......Shiva Vase by Ettore Sottsass

He was interested in sensuality, melancholy, pleasure, uncertainty and the paradoxical. Tantric art and a passion for Indian culture influenced his work which often carried totemic, ritualistic or erotic suggestions......Shiva Vase by Ettore Sottsass

Sottsass, has been an inspiration for many contemporary designs, his influence can be found everywhere from high fashion to office furniture and a lot in-between.

3 Unsung, Pre-Memphis Designs From Ettore Sottsass


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NY exhibition examines Ettore Sottsass' pre-Memphis work

Stripes and bands appear in many of Sottsass's designs, including sideboards, tables and vases.

NY exhibition examines Ettore Sottsass' pre-Memphis work

Earlier works are made of natural materials like rosewood, walnut, bronze, and terracotta.

NY exhibition examines Ettore Sottsass' pre-Memphis work

He saw design in terms of the marriage of functionality, feelings and real life experience."When I was young, all we ever heard about was functionalism, functionalism, functionalism. It’s not enough. Design should also be sensual and exciting."… "I have tried ...to collect the shapes, colours and symbols that could represent the change in the images of this century from an intellectual organisation to a reality that must be lived, to a kind of pure and vital energy"… Sottsass: Glass pieces…

The influential designs of Ettore Sottsass – in pictures

Inspiration was often drawn form extensive travel, (particularly the U.S.) and life experience. Kachina shows a tribal influence.

Ettore Sottsass: the godfather of Italian cool

Exhibit: "Ettore Sottsass: 1955-1969" — SURFACE

Exhibit: "Ettore Sottsass: 1955-1969" — SURFACE

This bookshelf/desk-like thing was designed by Ettore Sottsass, a designer who was known for making whacky eye-catching shelves and cases. (From what i've seen!) The colours on this shelf are bright, and contrast with one another. The overall shape of the shelf mixes in well with the colours.

This bookshelf/desk-like thing was designed by Ettore Sottsass, a designer who was known for making whacky eye-catching shelves and cases. (From what i've seen!) The colours on this shelf are bright, and contrast with one another. The overall shape of the shelf mixes in well with the colours.

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3 Unsung, Pre-Memphis Designs From Ettore Sottsass

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