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Ettore Sottsass  Italian, 1917-2007

Asteroid Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass

1968
Coloured methacrylate, fluorescent tube, painted aluminium, chrome-plated metal
72.4 cm high
Manufactured by Francesconi for Design Centre, Italy
Distributed by Poltronova, Italy

Provenance

1972,  Italy: The New Domestic Landscape: Achievements and Problems of Italian Design, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (another example).

Literature

Exhibition catalogue, Emelio AMBASZ. Italy: The New Domestic Landscape: Achievements and Problems of Italian Design, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA, 1972, p.106.
Hans HÖGER. Ettore Sottsass Jun. Designer, Artist, Architect, Tübingen, Germany, 1993, p.90.
Fulvio FERRARI and Napoleone FERRARI. Luce: Lampade 1968-1973: il nuovo design italiano, Turin, Italy, 2002, pl.153.
Charlotte and Peter FIELL (eds.). Domus Vol. VI 1965-1969, Cologne, Germany, 2006, pp.436 and 500 (similar examples).


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