Blue Ettore Sottsass East Side Sofa and Two Lounge Chairs


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Spectacular East Side sofa and 2 lounge chairs designed by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll International in 1983. Post-Modern sofa and armchairs with their original two-tone blue Kvadrat Tonus upholstery in nice vintage condition. The set features a gray enameled steel base with translucent plastic feet. They will be shipped fully insured in a custom made wooden crate. Marked Knoll underneath the seats.   Architect and designer Ettore Sottsass produced an expansive body of work that included furniture, jewelry, glass, lighting, and office design. He’s perhaps best known as a co-founder of the Memphis Group design collective, which came together in the 1980s. Twentieth-century movements such as Art Deco and Pop art informed Sottsass’s Memphis aesthetic, which embraced vibrant colors, geometric patterns, and a progressive spirit. Sottsass hoped to infuse vitality and an unpretentious sense of fun into people’s relationships with objects and built environments. He studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Turin before working as a design consultant at Olivetti (an Italian manufacturer then famous for its typewriters), where he began to hone his design philosophy. His work belongs in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Fabric, Plastic, Steel, Enameled


Fair Wear consistent with age and use. Some fading to the light blue fabric, small hole in the fabric in lower edge of the sofa. Reupholstery recommended.


Height: 33.08 in (84 cm) Width: 53.55 in (136 cm) Depth: 30.71 in (78 cm) Seat Height: 15.75 in (40 cm)

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