Sottsass, Ettore

Born September 14, 1917 in Austria and died December 31, 2007, Ettore Sottsass is one of the major figures of the Italian creation of the post-war years Student, he studied architecture at the Polytechnic School of Turin. He later joined Giuseppe Pagano's group of architects and then became independent with the creation of his group "The Studio" in Milan.

In the mid-60s, Ettore Sottsass joined the Anti-design movement bringing together architects, artists and designers from Florence and Turin, united around the same demand: to denounce the overconsumption society of the time.

Ettore Sottsass launched in 1981 the creation of his Memphis group, which he left four years later to devote himself to his architecture and design agency.

The Italian designer has been awarded several more Compasso d'Oro during his work, which made him one of the key designers of the twentieth century.

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