Sottsass: Poltronova 1958-1974 - Son of Rand
Sottsass: Poltronova 1958-1974 - Son of Rand
Sottsass: Poltronova 1958-1974 - Son of Rand
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Sottsass: Poltronova 1958-1974

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The decade that forged the Sottsass look: on the legendary designer's '60s collaboration with the Poltronova company

The decade of collaboration between the Italian designer and architect Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) and Tuscan furniture company Poltronova from 1960 to 1970 marked a phase of almost total freedom for the designer. The breadth of this era, both rich in creations and decisive in establishing the designer's style, is now accessible in this analysis of Sottsass' work, augmented with advertising photos from the period, annotated sketches and his personal photographs.

In 1956, at the request of the painter and sculptor Sergio Camilli, Sottsass became the artistic director of Poltronova, Camilli's new furniture company. Sottsass then created Poltronova's logo and produced its first catalogs. The vibrant, playful Poltronova catalogs express his experimentation with geometric shapes, mixes of materials and vibrant colors.

The brand became a true standard bearer of Italian creation, collaborating with renowned artists such as Max Ernst. This beautiful catalog, designed in a characteristic Sottsass style, serves as both a guide to all the pieces that he designed with Poltronova and also a celebration of the master's playful spirit in wood, steel, marble and every material he could implement to construct his iconic chairs, cabinets, mirrors and more.

DETAILS & DIMENSIONS

1.5" H x 12.2" L x 10.0" W (3.55 lbs) 208 pages

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about the designer

Ettore Sottsass was a product designer and architect who had an enormous influence on Italian design in the second half of the 20th century. Sottsass was born in Innsbruck, Austria, and moved with his family to Italy so that he could study architecture at Turin Polytechnic University. In 1980, Sottsass co-founded the Milan design group Memphis with fellow avant-garde designers Andrea Branzi, Alessandro Mendini, Martine Bedin, and Michele de Lucchi. Aiming to promote radical design, they produced brightly colored, geometric, and often anti-functional furniture, lighting and ceramics. His work belongs to numerous public collections around the world, and continues to inspire young designers.

Sottsass: Poltronova 1958-1974 - Son of Rand
Sottsass: Poltronova 1958-1974 - Son of Rand
Sottsass: Poltronova 1958-1974 - Son of Rand
Artbook

Sottsass: Poltronova 1958-1974

Regular price$54.00
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  • shipping calculated at checkout
  • SSL secured payment processing

The decade that forged the Sottsass look: on the legendary designer's '60s collaboration with the Poltronova company

The decade of collaboration between the Italian designer and architect Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) and Tuscan furniture company Poltronova from 1960 to 1970 marked a phase of almost total freedom for the designer. The breadth of this era, both rich in creations and decisive in establishing the designer's style, is now accessible in this analysis of Sottsass' work, augmented with advertising photos from the period, annotated sketches and his personal photographs.

In 1956, at the request of the painter and sculptor Sergio Camilli, Sottsass became the artistic director of Poltronova, Camilli's new furniture company. Sottsass then created Poltronova's logo and produced its first catalogs. The vibrant, playful Poltronova catalogs express his experimentation with geometric shapes, mixes of materials and vibrant colors.

The brand became a true standard bearer of Italian creation, collaborating with renowned artists such as Max Ernst. This beautiful catalog, designed in a characteristic Sottsass style, serves as both a guide to all the pieces that he designed with Poltronova and also a celebration of the master's playful spirit in wood, steel, marble and every material he could implement to construct his iconic chairs, cabinets, mirrors and more.

DETAILS & DIMENSIONS

1.5" H x 12.2" L x 10.0" W (3.55 lbs) 208 pages

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

about the designer

Ettore Sottsass was a product designer and architect who had an enormous influence on Italian design in the second half of the 20th century. Sottsass was born in Innsbruck, Austria, and moved with his family to Italy so that he could study architecture at Turin Polytechnic University. In 1980, Sottsass co-founded the Milan design group Memphis with fellow avant-garde designers Andrea Branzi, Alessandro Mendini, Martine Bedin, and Michele de Lucchi. Aiming to promote radical design, they produced brightly colored, geometric, and often anti-functional furniture, lighting and ceramics. His work belongs to numerous public collections around the world, and continues to inspire young designers.

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