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Tuesday Under Ten: Ettore Sottsass

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: Rago's Mid-Mod auction on Friday includes the adorable Ettore Sottsass Memphis Tahiti Lamp. With an estimate at $1,000 - 1,500 someone should snap this cutie pie up! If you'd like help with bidding, please get in touch!

Ettore Sottsass for Memphis, Tahiti Table Lamp, 1981

Ettore Sottsass for Memphis, Tahiti Table Lamp, 1981

Favorite of the Week: Ettore Sottsass (by Sarah Archer)

This week Sarah Archer is taking over my weekly content! Tune in again tomorrow and Thursday for more awesome design posts. 

Sarah is a craft and design maven with a soft spot for all
things midcentury. She writes a monthly column on ceramics and glass
for Antiques Magazine and is a frequent contributor to Hyperallergic. You can read some of her recent writing here.

And, now, for Sarah's Favorite of the Week: 
The new exhibition “Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical” has just opened
at The Met Breuer, curated by Christian Larsen. This eye-popping show
features many of Sottsass’s classics, like the Valentine Typewriter he
designed for Olivetti, alongside some lesser-known works such as this
boldly graphic “Cabinet No. 56” from 2003 that deftly combines old
and new: ebonized pearwood veneer contrasts with bright red acrylic.

Ettore Sottsass, Cabinet No. 56, 2003, Image Courtesy of The Gallery Mourmans ©Studio Ettore Sottsass Srl.

Ettore Sottsass, Cabinet No. 56, 2003, Image Courtesy of The Gallery Mourmans ©Studio Ettore Sottsass Srl.