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ettore sottsass es15 centerpiece bowl

by Ettore Sottsass, from Alessi

ettore sottsass es15 centerpiece bowl

Design Ettore Sottsass, 1980's
Lime wood
Made by Alessi

"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

With its majestic design, this centerpiece is produced in lime wood and resembles a small monument destined to compose an unexpected domestic landscape. It is one of the most significant pieces designed by Ettore Sottsass for Alessi. The large bowl can hold fruit, chocolates and sweets, dried flowers and other decorative items depending on your needs. The function is simple, the effect extremely powerful: it is a fascinating art object made to be admired but also practical to use.

Part of the Alessi 100 year anniversary values collection. Offered with either an orange or yellow colored foot.

5.5" h | 11.75" dia.

$330.00 + free shipping
(usually ships in 2-3 weeks)
average rating: 5

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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