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Sottsass Limited Edition Centerpiece

by Ettore Sottsass, from Alessi

sottsass limited edition centerpiece

sottsass limited edition centerpiece

Design Ettore Sottsass, 1990
Lime wood
Made by Alessi

A centerpiece for collection, to celebrate the centenary of Ettore Sottsass's birth. An unmissable item for those who love this unforgettable designer.

An eclectic figure, hardly describable in a few lines of presentation, Ettore Sottsass has characterized a crucial moment in Alessi's history, contributing to its transformation into one of the Italian Design Factories. In 2017, on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of this exceptional designer, Alessi celebrated the event with a limited edition of the centerpiece ES14, available in 999 numbered pieces. Made of lime wood, the centrepiece is produced in Valle Strona by means of a semi-artisanal process. "Almost all objects that I design have a base, they do not touch the ground directly. As soon as you put a shape on a base, the shape becomes immediately important, firmer: it becomes a small monument." -Ettore Sottsass

5.3" h | 11.6" dia.

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Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass (b. 1917) of Innsbruck, Austria grew up in Milan with an architect for a father. He graduated from Politecnico di Torino in 1939 with a degree in architecture. He served in the Italian military and spent much of World War II in a concentration camp in Yugoslavia In 1981, Sottsass came together with other young designers and architects to form the Memphis Group, who were hailed as one of the most characteristic examples of Post-modernism in design and the arts. Sottsass was simultaneously assembling Sottsass Associati, primarily an architectural practice now based in Londan and Milan. Sottsass had a vast body of work: furniture, jewelry, ceramics, glass, silver work, lighting, office machine design and buildings which inspired generations of architects and designers.
Alessi was founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi to produce crafted metal products for eating and drinking. In 1935, Carlo Alessi, son of Giovanni, was named chief designer. In 1945, he ascended to chief executive and designed the coffee service Bombe, an industrial piece manufactured in four sizes. That same year Carlo's younger brother, Ettore Alessi, joined the company as a technician. By the 1980s, Alberto Alessi took over the management of Alessi and launched the Alessi company into the design decade through collaborations with designers such as Philippe Starck and his playful three-legged Juicy Salif citrus squeezer.

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