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Ettore Sottsass
'SITTING NEAR ENIGMA' CHAIR
marble
73.5 x 53.5 x 78.5 cm (28  3/4  x 21  1/8  x 30  7/8  in.)
designed 1987, executed 2000
produced by Ultima Edizione, Massa, Italy
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the producer by the present owner

Literature

Blum Helman, Ettore Sottsass: Curio Cabinets, Mirrors, Tables, Sideboards, Pedestals, Drink Cabinets, Credenzas, exh. cat., New York, 1987, n.p.

Catalogue Note

The present lot was designed for the exhibition 'Furniture for the Ritual of Life' at Blum Helman Gallery, New York, 1987. Sottsass, a master of many materials, here directly confronts marble, a material he once avoided. 'This collection is about developing as much as possible the relationship between materials... Many years ago, I hated marble as a symbol of richness and power. Now... I am able to see marble just as a texture, as a natural. Then it becomes very beautiful and gives you nice feelings.'

Design: Living in a Material World

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