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Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass is an Austrian-Italian architect, designer and photographer. He is known world-wide by his object Valentine, a red, easily portable typewriter made of plastic and as a member of the group Memphis. With his design, he opposes the modernist dictatorship of modernity for more emotion and less practicality.

In 1935 he began his studies and received his diploma at the Polytechnic of Turin. As a soldier of the Italian army, he spends most of the Second World War in a Yugosla ...

The sofa a timeless design classic of the famous Warren Platner manufactured for Knoll International. The individually welded round steel bars form a unique shape that creates a desirable moirĂ© effect when viewed. The seating is newly upholstered with high-quality 'Dedar' fabric. The whole collection was extended by armchair, chair, stool, and table and became a great success until today. Warren Platner is today considered an icon of modern architecture and design. In his career his ...

Selected Objects

vases (3) (b)

Magnificent ceramic objects in a so-called bamboo optic by the multi-talented artist Bruno Gambone from 1980s. Three charming vases that vary in height and width as a set. The lower part is in a light beige in contrast to the upper part in black. The special, cheeky detail is the turquoise border at the bottom. Artist's signature on the bottom. Gambone began experimenting with canvas and fabrics in the 1950s and developed his signature style that reminds of Lucio Fontana.  ...

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Richard Buckminster Fuller

Richard Buckminster Fuller is a US-american architect, constructing engineer, visionary, designer, philosopher and writer. In 1913 he starts studying in Harvard, but stops after two years and joins the marine after the US has entered World War I. He proves his genius back then already: in 1917 he gets a high military award for designing a mast with a boom for the salvaging of seaplanes.

At the end of the 20s he is successful with a new building concept, the Dymaxion globe. His later dra ...

Selected Objects

Table Lamps (2)

A rare pair of matching table lamps called "Sasso" by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena. Designed and manufactured in Italy in 1948. The base is polished river stone from which comes out a pole in brass. The shade is in enameled aluminum and can be adjusted in height with a screw, also the angle of the shade is adjustable. Luigi Caccia Dominioni was an Italian architect, designer and urban planner. In 1947, together with Ignazio Gardella, Corrado Corradi Dell'Acqua, Maria Teresa and Fra ...

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Carlo Mollino

Born in 1905 in Turin, he studies until 1931 engineering and art history, then architecture at the University of Turin, and goes working in the architectural firm of his father Eugenio Mollino. Carlo Mollino is one of the most exceptional designers of the 20th century. A universal talent - designer, architect, race driver, stunt pilot, photographer, fashion designer, stage designer and essayist. In 1933 Carlo Mollino's design wins the first prize in the competition for building the Federazion ...

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