Important Design /11 December 2008

483

Ettore Sottsass

Tantra vase
Italy, 1968
glazed stoneware
12 dia × 17¼ h in (30 × 44 cm)

Signed and dated to underside of each element: [Sottsass 1968].

provenance: Fulvio Ferrari, Torino | Private collection, Canada | Private collection, New York

literature: Ettore Sottsass: Tutta la Ceramica, Ferrari, ppg. 149-156 discuss series, fig. 705 Ettore Sottsas Jun.: Designer, Artist, Architect, Höger, pg. 172 illustrates other forms from series

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $24,000

Own a similar item?
FREE EVALUATION

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. 

Auction Results Ettore Sottsass

Evaluation of Property

Use this form to submit images and details for items that you would like to consign to auction. Need helpful tips?

  • Please be as descriptive as possible including details about an items condition and history.
  • Where did you get the piece and does it have a special provenance?
  • Do you know any details regarding the edition, vintage, designer, or other particulars?
hide

Catalog Added to Cart

This catalog has been added to your cart. Please checkout or continue browsing.

Checkout