Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007), was born in Austria but moved with his family to Italy. He is considered one of the most significant counter forces to modernism in the history of design. His remarkable career produced a body of work involving architecture, furniture, ceramics and glass. He was ver effected by the new materials and technologies introduced in his life time. Colour and form played a large part and he embraced them with a radical approach. He used colour to determine shape.
Retrospective Exhibitions; Los Angeles, 2006. London Design Museum ,2007.
Permanent collections; Centre George’s Pompidou, Paris. Museum of Modern Art, NY. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.