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Remembering Ettore Sottsass on His Centennial

The reissued Phaidon Press monograph.

Its chapter on the period from 1965 to ’72.

The designer and artist on a trip to India in 1988. Photography by Barbara Radic.

For Alessi in 1974, his 5070 condiment set in stainless steel and glass. Photography courtesy of Alessi.

Produced in a limited edition by Toso Vetri d’Arte in 1986, a glass vase and bowl on pedestals. Photography by Santi Caleca.

“Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical” at the Met Breuer, comparing his 1972 task chair for Olivetti to Frank Lloyd Wright’s revolving armchair, circa 1904. Photography by Anna-Marie Kellen/Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A 1968 collaboration with Perry King, the Valentine typewriter for Olivetti. Photography courtesy of the Associazione Archivio Storico Olivetti.

A 1956 study for pendant fixtures for Arredoluce. Photography by Erik and Petra Hesmerg/Università Degli Studi Di Parma Centro Studi E Archivio Della Comunicazione.

Sottsass’s Milan apartment in 1958. Photography courtesy of the Archivio Ettore Sottsass.

Carlton in plastic laminate over MDF, 1981.Photography courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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