ICONS BY ETTORE SOTTSASS

BY: ŁUKASZ POTOCKI, PHOTOS: COURTESY GALERIE VIVID

ROTTERDAM 15.5.2016

ART DESIGN EVENTS

Nine years ago VIVID made an exhibition to celebrate the 90th birthday of Ettore Sottsass. Now again Galerie VIVID in Rotterdam pays homage to this important Italian designer and architect. Handblown glass from Vistosi and Venini, some rare ceramic series, lamps, an early (1981) Survetta cupboard from the Memphis collection and many more works by Sottsass are on display and for sale till July.


Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007) was an Italian architect and designer who was known for his large oeuvre including furniture, jewelry, glass, lighting, and office design, He was also the founder in the early 1980s of the Memphis Group. Drawing inspiration from such movements as Art Deco and Pop Art , Memphis produced and exhibited furniture and objects that were vibrant in color and futuristic in design. Sottsass' own work was known for its variety, oftentimes incorporating playfulness through ornamentation and color.His architecture and design career spanned many decades and styles.

Ettore Sottsass exhibition, May 14 - July 3, www.galerievivid.com, www.sottsass.it



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