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Events July 2017


Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical

July 21, 2017
through October 8, 2017

A seminal figure in 20th century design, Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007) created a vast body of work, the result of an exceptionally productive career that spanned more than six decades. This exhibition reevaluates Sottsass's career in a presentation of key works, including architectural drawings, interiors, furniture, machines, ceramics, glass, jewelry, textiles and pattern, painting, and photography. The exhibition presents Sottsass's work in dialogue with ancient and contemporaneous objects that inspired him, as well as his influence on designers working today. These juxtapositions offer new insight into his designs, situating him within a broader design discourse that reveals him as a true design radical.

July 21 – October 8
The Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue

"Carlton" Room Divider, 1981. Photo courtesy Met Museum.


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