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Ettore Sottsass, There is a Planet

Italian designer Ettore Sottsas designed the bright red type writer which became an icon of pop art in the late 1960's. His inspiration "to keep lonely poets company on the weekends in the country"

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Sottsas had a successful career producing industrial designs for the mainstream corporation Olivetti. Everything from typewriters and computers to office landscapes. His 1969 Valentine typewriter is still to this day an iconic product.

Esprit Store Interior by Ettore Sottsass. 1985  #ettoresottsass...

This interior of an Esprit store is a perfect example of the Memphis style. I love the structured use of colour. I think this is the perfect style for a shop fitout because its so playful

Carlton Room Divider. #designeveryday

Abstract/ "Carlton" Room Divider Designer: Ettore Sottsass (Italian (born Austria), Innsbruck Milan) Manufacturer: Memphis Milano Date: 1981 Medium: Wood, plastic laminate

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Shiro Kuramata’s ‘Kyoto’ table for Memphis-Milano Colored glass embedded in concrete, very heavy. “Vase is one of the most iconic pieces of late century by Shiro Kuramata in 1989 and produced by Spiral. I love the unexpected burst of color.

ettore sottsass called memphis design the new international style and plunged the sophisticated and influential milan design world into a labyrinth of visual irony, puns and provocations.

Sottsass was best known as the founder of the early 1980s Memphis collective. The Memphis Group offered bright, colourful, shocking pieces. The colours they used contrasted the dark blacks and browns of European furniture. It may look dated today but at the time it looked remarkable. Their main aim was to reinvigorate the Radical Design movement. The group intended to develop a new creative approach to design.

"Like something out of a Dr Suess book, the mix of shapes and colors looks 'unreal'" ettore sottsass: memphis retrospective exhibition Design

ETTORE SOTTSASS    Liana bookshelf    Meccani  Italy, 1988  stained oak, lacquered wood, quilted maple, mahogany, glass  85 w x 23.5 d x 88.5 h inches

ETTORE SOTTSASS - One of the most significant counter-forces to modernism in the history of design, Ettore Sottsass made monumental artistic contributions to every decade since His.

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