Frieze Masters 2023
Friedman Benda | Booth G09
Ettore Sottsass [Italian, 1917-2007] produced by Poltronova
Mobile Barbarella (Model MS. 124), 1966
Walnut, laminate, anodized aluminum
51 x 43.25 x 15.75 inches
130 x 110 x 40 cm
Ettore Sottsass, L’Objet Magique. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France. October 13, 2021 – January 3, 2022. (work from the same series)
Ettore Sottsass: There is a Planet. Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy. September 15, 2017 – March 25, 2018. (this work)
Ettore Sottsass: Work in Progress. Design Museum, London, United Kingdom. March 29 – June 10, 2007. (work from the same series)
Ettore Sottsass: Architect and Designer. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA. March 12 – June 11, 2006. (this work)
Poltronova exhibition. Centro Fly Casa, Milan, Italy, 1965. (work from the same series)
La Poltronova presenta mobili designati da Ettore Sottsass, exh. cat., Milan: East 128, 1965, n.p. (drawing)
Catalogo Produzione Poltronova, 1966-1967, p. 27.
Catalogo Produzione Poltronova, 1967-1968, n.p.
Paolo Fossati, Il design in Italia: 1945-1972, Turin, Italy: Giulio Einaudi editore, 1972, no. 298.
Pier Carlo Santini, Facendo Mobili con..., Italy: Poltronova Edizioni, 1977, p. 89.
Giuliana Gramigna, Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-1980 Immagini e contributi per una storia dell’arredo italiano, Mondadori editore, Milano 1985, p. 241.
Hans Höger, Ettore Sottsass Jun. Designer, Artist, Architect, Tübingen: Wasmuth, 1993, p. 85.
Ettore Sottsass, Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1994, p. 71 (work from the same series).
Hans Hollein and Milco Carboni, Sottsass 700 Drawings, Milan: Skira, 2005, p. 48 (drawings).
Ronald T. Labaco and Dennis P. Doordan, Ettore Sottsass: Architect and Designer, New York: Merrell Publishers Limited in conjunction with LACMA, 2006, pp. 20-21 (this work).
Milco Carboni (ed.), Ettore Sottsass Jr ’60-’70, France: FRAC Centre, Orleans in conjunction with Editions-HYX, 2006, pp. 80-81 (drawings, Poltronova exhibition at Centro Fly in Milan, 1965).
Philippe Thomé, Ettore Sottsass, New York: Phaidon, 2014, p. 12 (text reference), pp. 173-174.
Barbara Radice (ed.), Ettore Sottsass: There is a Planet, exh. cat., Milan: Triennale Design Museum, 2017, pp. 30-31 (this exact work).
Gean Moreno and Alex Gartenfeld, Ettore Sottsass and the Social Factory, exh. cat., Munich; London; New York: Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami and Prestel Verlag, 2020, p. 125.
Ivan Mietton, Sottsass: Poltronova 1958-1974, Paris: Edition Skira, 2021, pp. 18, 25, 102-104 (work from the same series), 105 (drawing dated 1965), 142-143.
Marie-Ange Brayer, Ettore Sottsass: l’objet magique, exh. cat., Paris: Editions du Centre Pompidou, 2021, p. 40 (work from the same series).
Ettore Sottsass, Paris: Les Arènes Éditions, 2023, pp. 68-69 (work from the same series).
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA (work from the same series)