Frida Escobedo designs Ettore Sottsass exhibition at ICA Miami

August 22, 2019

By Eleanor Gibson


Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has designed pink plinths and screens to showcase the work of Memphis group founder Ettore Sottsass in this retrospective exhibition at Miami’s Institute of Contemporary Art.

Escobedo’s layout of Ettore Sottsass and the Social Factory, which features five-decades of work created by the late Italian architect and designer, alludes to “Sottsass’ own engagement with screens and room partition,” according to ICA Miami.

Large scrim walls – made up of hessian and a metallic frame – divide up the large, open-plan gallery, while allowing natural light and views.

Sottsass’ work is then arranged atop platforms that are either pink to match the colour of the partitions or white to match the gallery walls.

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