Lot 129
  • 129

Ettore Sottsass

8,000 - 12,000 GBP
27,500 GBP
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  • Ettore Sottsass
  • 'Perlione' Pedestal
  • engraved Ettore Sottsass and numbered 13/30
    from an edition of 30
  • Fiore di Pesca marble


Acquired directly from the producer by the present owner


Prato, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea, Luigi Pecci, 20 March - 30 May, 1999

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.'