Phaidon's Monograph on Ettore Sottsass
As the mastermind behind vibrant, eccentric furniture—not to mention the iconic Olivetti ‘Valentine’ typewriter—Italy's Ettore Sottsass established himself as one of the most important contributors to the Postmodernist movement. This famed founder...
Memphis: Research, Experiences, Results, Failures, and Successes of New Design
A group of young furniture and product designers based in Milan named their collective "Memphis" when their record needle stuck on Bob Dylan's crooning line, "Memphis blues again," on radical designer Ettore Sottsass's record player. The post-modern...
Ettore Sottsass: Enamels
The Vitra Design Museum (a must-see destination for design nerds), recently opened a new gallery space for small exhibitions. The inaugural show, curated by Fulvio and Napoleone Ferrari, features the lesser-known enamel designs of Ettore Sottsass...