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Ettore Sottsass Centerpiece Containers

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Slick glass shapes are forged together to create these clear, open vessels from designer Ettore Sottsass. Offered in two silhouettes.  Read More

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Overview

Slick glass shapes are forged together to create these clear, open vessels from designer Ettore Sottsass. Offered in two silhouettes.

Centerpieces made of bonded clear glass sheets.

Specifications

Material(s): Glass

Dimensions: Squared H 1.9" W 8.3" D 8.3"; Tapered H 2.7" W 9.8" D 7.5"

Models

2667 2669

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Ettore Sottsass

Designer: Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass, born in 1917 in Innsbruck, is an Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. He founded the Memphis Group, an influential Italian design and architecture movement of the 1980s.

Originally an architect, Sottsass became a consulting designer for typewriter manufacturer Olivetti.


FontanaArte

Manufacturer: FontanaArte

Architect Gio Ponti founded FontanaArte in 1932 as an artistic division of the Luigi Fontana Company. Historically, the company has been a leader in advanced glass manufacturing and design. The company's works were first distinguished by its realization of artistic stained-glass windows, many of which are today still functional elements and ornamental features of churches and cathedrals, among them the Duomo of Milan and the Cathedral of Brasilia. By using glass, Ponti realized what an enormous potential this material could offer in the in the making of furnishing complements for interiors, and he started to design and produce furniture, lamps and objects with glass as the main distinguishing feature. Soon a new collection was ready to be marketed, and his new design concept was being used as a complement to the interior decoration of many houses that he personally designed. Over the years, FontanaArte has had many contributors to its designs, including Pietro Chiesa, Gae Aulenti, Pierluigi Cerri, Piero Castiglioni, Vico Magistretti, Vittorio Gregotti, Ettore Sottsass, Umberto Riva, Alvaro Siza and Renzo Piano.

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