Description

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Composed from geometric shapes in bianco carrara marble, rosa portogallo marble, and brass, this centerpiece was designed by Ettore Sottsass and edited by Up & Up in 1983. This piece represents Sottsass in a particularly intellectual mood, referencing Italy’s classical heritage and centuries-old artisanal traditions. The maker's mark can be found on the base.

 

Born in Innsbruck but raised in Milan, Sottsass (1917-2007) was a visionary architect-designer. While his approach and sensibility were entirely his own, his legacy has been enormously influential to the generations who have followed.


 

DESIGNER

Ettore Sottsass

DATE

1983

MATERIALS

White marble veined with gray (bianco carrara) disk surmounted by a conical cutting pink marble (rosa portogallo), and supported laterally by four columns, Superior cylindrical grip formed of copper bent into an arc resting on a large grooved pe- ripheral disc.

DIMENSIONS

H 31.5 x D 38.5 cm

STYLE

Postmodern

HERITAGE

Austria

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