Sally Rosen 20th Century Collections

Ettore Sottsass

(Italian, 1917–2007)

ettore sottsass sterling silver ring comprised of 4 protruding cylinders in square shape, original gem montebello red velvet box; edition of 200 (10 known to be executed), signed ettore sottsass with markings, 200, ex, es/1, gm by ettore sottsass

Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass sterling silver ring comprised of 4 protruding cylinders in square shape, original Gem Montebello red velvet box; Edition of 200 (10 known to be executed), signed Ettore Sottsass with markings, 200, ex, ES/1, GM, ca. 1967

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Biography

Timeline

1917
Born in Innsbruck, Austria
1939
Graduated in architecture from the Turin Polytechnic
1945
Opened his own practice in Milan
1956
Invited to design furniture for Polotronova
1958
Appointed as design consultant to Olivetti’s new electronics division
1967
Co-founded the Planeta Fresco literary magazine with Allen Ginsberg
1973
Founded Global Tools design school with Archizoom and Superstudio
1980
Formed Memphis design collective
1981
Founded Sottsass Associati
2007
Ettore Sottsass died December 31st

Exhibitions

2012
Ettore Sottsass, A Survey: 1992-2007. Friedman Benda, New York, NY
Ettore Sottsass: Keramik (Ceramic). Hetjens-Museum Dusseldorf, Deutches
Keramikmuseum, Dusseldorf, Germany
2011
Postmodernism. Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Shiro Kuramata and Ettore Sottsass. 21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo, Japan
Enamels 1958. Kunsthal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2010
European Design Since 1985. Shaping the New Century. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Un Piccolo Omaggio a Mondrian. Friedman Benda, New York, NY
2009
European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century. Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
2008 - 2009
Homage à Ettore Sottsass. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Public Collections

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Neues Museum, Nuremberg, Germany
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Design Museum, London, England
Design Museum, Ghent, The Netherlands

Literature

2002
M. Carboni, B. Radice, Ettore Sottsass. Metaphors, Skirà, Milano
M. Carboni, B. Radice, Ettore Sottsass: scritti 1946/2002, Neri Pozza Editore, Milano
1996
F. Ferrari, Ettore Sottsass: tutta la ceramica, Allemandi, Torino
1994
A.V., Ettore Sottsass, Centre Georege Pompidou, Paris
1993
H. Hoger, Ettore Sottsass jr., Wasmuth, Berlin
B. Radice, Ettore Sottsass, Electa, Milano
1991
P. Thomé, Ettore Sottsass Jr. De l'object a l'environment, Ginevra
J. Burney, Ettore Sottsass, Trefoil, Londra
1990
A.V., Ettore Sottsass: drawings over four decades, Ikon, Frankfurt
1987
G. De Bure, Ettore Sottsass Jr, Rivages, Paris