Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass


Nationality: Italian

Birth Place: Innsbruck, Austria

Born in Innsbruck, Austria, of Italian parents, 14 September 1917. Educated in Turin, 1928-1934; studied architecture at the Polytechnic, Turin, 1935-1939, Dip. Arch. 1939. Associated with the designer Luigi Spazzapan, Turin, 1937-1940. Since 1946 in private practice as architect, and since 1958 as an industrial designer, Milan. Principal, Sottsass Associati, Milan, since 1980. Designer Consultant to the Olivetti Company since 1958; established additional office for Olivetti at Ivrea, near Turin, 1960. Founder-member, Global Tools group, Milan, 1975. Worked with Studio Alchymia designers. group, Milan, from 1979. Founder, Memphis design group, Milan, 1981. Designed chairs and a table for the Shaughnessy House (Montréal, Québec).


Ettore Sottsass Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Ettore Sottsass (Italian, 1917-2007) Malabar Sideboard, 1982, Memphis Milano Laminated and enameled wood, enameled ste...
Ettore Sottsass (Italian, 1917-2007)Malabar Sideboard, 1982, Memphis MilanoLaminated and enameled wood, enameled ste...
Lot 79277
Auction 5276
Friday, November 18, 2016
Ettore Sottsass (Italian, 1917-2007) Clesitera, 1986, Toso Vetro d'Arte for Memphis Milano Polychrome glass 19-5/8 in
Ettore Sottsass (Italian, 1917-2007)Clesitera, 1986, Toso Vetro d'Arte for Memphis MilanoPolychrome glass19-5/8 in...
Lot 79272
Auction 5276
Friday, November 18, 2016

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