Sottsass

I am extremely excited for Phaidon's new release, Sottsass, and I am very honored to have my homage to Sottsass on their site:


Sottsass is available for pre-order on Phaidon's site, and I can only imagine how good it would look on the Carlton bookcase.

Ettore Sottsass, Philippe Thomé

Ettore Sottsass, Philippe Thomé

  Carlton Room Divider / Bookcase, Ettore Sottsass, 1981 Wood, Plastic Laminate, 194.9 x 189.9 x 40 cm 

 

Carlton Room Divider / Bookcase, Ettore Sottsass, 1981

Wood, Plastic Laminate, 194.9 x 189.9 x 40 cm 


If you would like to know more about Ettore Sottsass, there is a great video by Emeco called, The Life and Times of Ettore Sottsass, which briefly discusses Sottsass' influences from giving technology a personality, like Olivetti's Valentine Typewriter, being inspired by the bright colors of India, to his redesign of Emeco's Navy Chair.  

Olivetti Valentine Portable Typewriter, 1969

Olivetti Valentine Portable Typewriter, 1969


For information on Sottsass' inspiration from India, there is a wonderful article by Françoise Dorget and published by Architectural Digest, that discusses the influence of architectural delights from the city Tiruvannamalai in Southern India.

Photo by Vincent Leroux via www.admagazine.fr

Photo by Vincent Leroux via www.admagazine.fr

Photo by Vincent Leroux via www.admagazine.fr

Photo by Vincent Leroux via www.admagazine.fr

Photo by Vincent Leroux via www.admagazine.fr

Photo by Vincent Leroux via www.admagazine.fr

Photo by Vincent Leroux via www.admagazine.fr

Photo by Vincent Leroux via www.admagazine.fr


Nine-0 Stacking Chair, Ettore Sottsass for Emeco, via Design Within Reach

Nine-0 Stacking Chair, Ettore Sottsass for Emeco, via Design Within Reach


via www.woont.com

via www.woont.com