Designer Ettore Sottsass dead at 90

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Designer Ettore Sottsass dead at 90

Postby nichols » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:46 pm

NEW YORK TIMES

By ROBIN J. POGREBIN
Published: January 1, 2008
Ettore Sottsass, an éminence grise of postmodern design who helped found the influential Memphis Group and was responsible for the familiar bright red plastic Olivetti typewriter, died Monday at his home in Milan. He was 90...

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/01/arts/ ... ref=slogin

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Postby ch » Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:36 pm

In his honor, at dinner I just used the mill set he designed:

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Postby moderns-r-us » Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:34 pm

I just spent a New Years Eve Party at a house that is filled with the designs of Sottsass. There were probably over 200 pieces!

A great loss!
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Postby moderns-r-us » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:28 am

Memphis Only!

There are other Memphis designers represented as well!
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Postby MD² » Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:46 pm

A great inspiration; goodbye & thanks Mr. Sottsass.

I watched him make the floor for his exhibit at the Pompidou Center 5 years ago. He poured colored resins into a work of art you could walk on. I don't know if this was salvaged or salvagable. The exhibit was made in his honor after he had decided to donate his archives to the Center.

This reminds me of a good friend of mine's mom who will not write on anything else but her Olivetti Valentine typewriter, which truly is a magnificiant object.


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