SOME OF THE LATE, LEGENDARY ETTORE SOTTSASS’S DESIGNS GET A FRESH NEW AIRING.
The postmodern designs of the Memphis Group are making a comeback, thanks in part to Italian furniture company Kartell. It turns out that Ettore Sottsass, who founded Memphis Group in 1981 (and died in 2007 at the age of 90), designed items for Kartell in 2004 that never made it into production. The revived popularity of all things Memphis means Sottsass’s colourful vases and stools (below left) will finally arrive in stores soon, along with some of his fabric designs on Kartell classics such as Patricia Urquiola’s ‘Foliage’ (above left) and ‘Clap’ furniture (left).
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