Ettore Sottsass


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Hand blow glass


Misure: 10,62" - 15,74"

Tecnica di lavorazione: Opal

Codice: 787.20


Ettore Sottsass

He graduated from the Polytechnic of Turin in 1939.
He is engaged in design, painting, designing furniture, objects, ceramics and participating, between 1947 and 1960 in the periodic Triennial in Milan. Since 1958 he has been design consultant at Olivetti.
He has received recognition on numerous occasions.
In 1976, the International Design Zentrum in Berlin organized a retrospective exhibition dedicated to him, which was subsequently put on display at the Venice Biennial and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
He began his collaboration for Venini in 1988.

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Milk-white is an opal glass, created for the first time in Murano in the early 15th century in order to imitate porcelains, which were very renowned in Europe in those times. This particular type of color is obtained by overlapping transparent colors to the Milk-white one. Sometimes it is possible to add
some gold leaves in order to obtain the “Aurati” vases.