Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical

July 21 - October 8, 2017

The Met Breuer

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Omaggio 3, 2007
Corian and wood
75 x 64.25 x 59.25 inches
190.5 x 163.2 x 150.5 cm
Edition of 6

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A seminal figure in 20th-century design, the Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) created a vast body of work, the result of an exceptionally productive career that spanned more than six decades. This exhibition will reevaluate Sottsass's career in a presentation of key words in a range of media--including architectural drawings, interiors, furniture, machines, ceramics, glass, jewelry, textiles and pattern, painting, and photography. The exhibition will present Sottsass's work in dialogue with ancient and contemporaneous objects that influenced his practice. This juxtaposition will offer new insight into his designs, situating him within a broader design discourse.

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Lionizing Ettore Sottsass as a Postmodern Maestro
1st Dibs: Introspective Magazine
August 21, 2017
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From Furniture to Jewellery, Ettore Sottsass’ Revolutionary Legacy is an Eclectic One
Wallpaper*
July 27, 2017
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A Polymathic Italian Designer, With Muses and Friends
The New York Times
July 26, 2017
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Met Breuer Contextualises Ettore Sottsass' Colourful Designs
dezeen
July 25, 2017
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'Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical' Review: A Cosmopolitan Creator
The Wall Street Journal
July 25, 2017
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Ettore Sottsass's Impertinent Genius
The New Yorker
July 24, 2017
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This One Man Colored the 1980s in Pastel
Bloomberg Businessweek
July 24, 2017
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Explore the Genius of Design Pioneer Ettore Sottsass in His Breathtaking Retrospective
Artnet News
July 24, 2017
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This Architect's Radical Works Have Blurred
Architectural Digest India
July 24, 2017
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It's Sottsass World, and We're Just Living In It
La Stampa
July 17, 2017
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Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical
daniellaondesign.com
July 19, 2017
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What You Need to Know about Memphis Design Pioneer Ettore Sottsass
July 17, 2017
Artsy Editorial
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On View: Contradictions of Designer-Architect Ettore Sottsass
Wall Street Journal
July 7, 2017
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Ettore Sottsass Exhibition to Open at The Met Breuer
Architect Magazine
July 6, 2017