Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007), Sol fruit bowl, Italy, 1982

Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007), Sol fruit bowl, Italy, 1982

Maker Toso Vetri d’Arte, Murano
Memphis edition
Blown glass modelled with heat
On long term loan from the Centre national des arts plastiques, 1985
Inv. FNAC 2465
© Les Arts Décoratifs / photo: Jean Tholance

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Ettore Sottsass designed his first collection of glass for Memphis in 1982, collaborating with the Toso Vetri d’Arte factory. His ideas are based on a play of simple geometric shapes assembled with bright pure colour, exploiting the transparency of the glass and breaking away from the traditional skills of glass makers of Murano by using cold bonding in an unusual way.

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