Ettore Sottsass was an Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. His body of designs included furniture, jewelry, glass, lighting and office machine design. He was actually born in Austria in 1917 and he passed at the age of 90 in 2007.
He was educated at the Politecnico di Torino in Turin and graduated in architecture by 1939. He served in the Italian military and spent most World War II in a concentration camp in Yugoslavia. He only started his own architectural and industrial design studio in Milan in 1948.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth, ‘Le Stanze Del Vetro’ exhibition celebrates his glass and crystal production. The display counts with 200 works of which most are from the Eernest Mourmans collection. Thi will be an opportunity to meet of his pieces for the first time.
This event is curated by the director of the institute of art history of Fondazione Giorgiocini: Luca Massimo Barbero. The show will be held in Venice, more specifically at the San Giorgio Maggiore Island.
The exhibition will take place from the 10th of April to the 30th of July 2017 and it will be complemented by a catalog raisonné, published by Skira. Check out more of his work:
His design is always irreverent and colorful. He has his own style which is easily recognized and identified.
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