Important Design Session 2 /11 December 2007

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Ettore Sottsass

Portafiori (Florer) pedestal
Ultima Edizione
Italy, 1987
terrazzo and marble
28¾ w × 15¾ d × 60 h in (73 × 40 × 152 cm)

exhibited: Furniture for the Ritual of Life, 1987, Blum Helman, New York

literature: ID: Magazine of International Design, Jan/Feb 1988, pg. 28 Ettore Sottsass: L'Ultima Occasione di Essere Avanguardia, Generalitat de Catalunya exhibition catalogue, ppg. 8-9

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $20,400

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Ettore Sottsass 1917–2007

Ettore Sottsass is one of the most significant designers and architects of the late 20th Century, his bold and colorful, Post Modern aesthetic enlivening objects, furniture and interiors and influencing design around the world. Born in Innsbruck, Austria in 1917, Sottsass and his family moved to Turin, Italy in 1929 so he could study architecture at the Politecnico di Turino. He graduated with a degree in architecture in 1939 but he was called to serve the Italian army during World War II and he spent most of the war in a concentration camp. Upon his return in 1945, he worked for his father, Ettore Sottsass senior, an architect practicing in Turin, before relocating to Milan to curate a craft exhibition at the 1946 Triennale. 

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