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Ettore Sottsass is best known as the founder of the groundbreaking 1980s design group
Memphis, this doyen of Italian design has also designed glass and ceramics for Alessi and landmark electronic products for Olivetti.

Si avvalso, nel corso degli anni della sua importante carriera, della preziosa collaborazione di amici professionisti di sovente divenuti successivamente, loro stessi, nomi internazionalmente noti nel mondo del design e dell’architettura, tra essi Aldo Cibic, James Irvine, Matteo Thun.
Gli ultimi stretti collaboratori nella fucina di architettura di Sottsass sono stati gli architetti Oliver Layseca, Marco Palmieri e Marco Dragoni.

Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass

When I began designing machines I also began to think that these objects, which sit next to each other and around people, can influence not only physical conditions but also emotions. They can touch the nerves, the blood, the muscles, the eyes and the moods of people.

Ettore Sottsass
Born(1917-09-14)14 September 1917

Died31 December 2007(2007-12-31) (aged 90)

PracticeSottsass Associati
BuildingsMayer-Schwarz Gallery
Beverly Hills, California
Designing often necessitates considering the aesthetic, functional, economic and sociopolitical dimensions of both the design object and design process. It may involve considerable research, thought, modeling, interactive adjustment, and re-design.


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