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ID: 500019835
 
Record Type: Person
Sottsass, Ettore (Italian architect and designer, 1917-2007)

Note: Sottsass was educated in Turin, 1928-1934, and studied architecture at the Polytechnic there from 1935-1939. He was associated with the designer Luigi Spazzapan from 1937-1940. Since 1946, Sottsass has been in private practice as architect, and since 1958 as an industrial designer, in Milan. He has been the Designer Consultant to the Olivetti Company since 1958, and he established an additional office for Olivetti at Ivrea, near Turin, in 1960. He was also a founder-member of the Global Tools group of Milan in 1975. From 1979, Sottsass worked with Studio Alchymia designers. group in Milan. In 1981, he was the founder of the Memphis design group, Milan. He has designed chairs and a table for the Shaughnessy House (Montréal, Québec) and was the Principal of Sottsass Associati in Milan, from 1980 until his death in 2007. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presented a survey of his work in 2006, and in late 2007 a Sottsass retrospective was mounted in Trieste, Italy. Italian architect and designer.

Names:
Sottsass, Ettore (preferred,V,index,LC,O)
Ettore Sottsass (V,display)
Sottsass, Ettore, II (V)
Sottsass, Ettore, Jr. (V)
Sotsas, Etoreh (V)
Sottsass, Ettore, jr (U)
Soṭsas, Eṭoreh (U)
םוטסאס, אטורה (U)
סוטסאס, אטורה (U)

Nationalities:
Italian (preferred)
Austrian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
architect
designer
furniture designer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Innsbruck (Tyrol, Austria) (inhabited place)
Died:  Milan (Milano province, Lombardy, Italy) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
associate of ....  Spazzapan, Luigi  
......................  (Italian painter and illustrator, 1889-1958) [500112896]
child of ....  Sottsass, Ettore, Sr.  
..............  (Italian architect, 1892-1953) [500125082]
employee was ....  Brugola, Gino  
......................  (Italian furniture worker and cabinetmaker, active late 20th century) [500045664]
member of ....  Memphis  
................  (International group of designers, founded 1980) [500125093]
related to ....  Sottsass Associati  
..................  (Italian architectural and engineering firm, contemporary) [500274936]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Sottsass, Ettore (I)

Biographies:
(Italian architect and designer, 1917-2007) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Austrian architect, 1917-2007) ..... [Grove Art]
(Italian architect, painter, designer, b.1917) ..... [BHA]
(Italian architect and designer, born Innsbruck (Austria), 1917) ..... [CCA]
(Italian architect and designer, 1917-) ..... [AVERY]
(artist, 1917-2007) ..... [GRL]
(Italian architect, 1917-2007) ..... [AVERY]

Sources and Contributors:
Ettore Sottsass ........ [VP]
................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Sotsas, Etoreh ........ [CCA]
..............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Soṭsas, Eṭoreh ........ [GRL]
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 83301844
Sottsass, Ettore ........ [AVERY Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, VP Preferred]
..................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..................................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 83301844
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 83301844; accessed 9 March 2006
..................................  Pogrebin, Ettore Sottsass, New York Times (2008)
Sottsass, Ettore, II ........ [VP]
..........................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Sottsass, Ettore, Jr. ........ [CCA, VP]
...........................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
...........................................  Celant, Italian Metamorphosis (1994) 617
...........................................  LACMA [online] (2004) accessed 9 March 2006
Sottsass, Ettore, jr ........ [Grove Art Preferred]
........................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
םוטסאס, אטורה ........ [GRL]
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 83301844
סוטסאס, אטורה ........ [GRL]
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 83301844

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, GRL, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Bangert, Der Stil der 50er Jahre (1983)
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Byars, Design Encyclopedia (1994)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
....................  Celant, Italian Metamorphosis (1994) 617
....................  Contemporary Architects (1987)
....................  De Seta, L'architettura del Novecento (1981)
....................  Emanuel, Contemporary Architects (1994)
....................  Ettore Sottsass, CCA object file
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  LACMA [online] (2004) accessed 9 March 2006
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.] 88
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 83301844; accessed 9 March 2006
....................  Pogrebin, Ettore Sottsass, New York Times (2008)
....................  Portoghesi, Dizionario di architettura e urbanistica (1968-1969)
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA, VP]
.......... Contemporary Architects (1987)
.......... Ettore Sottsass, CCA object file
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.] 88
.......... Pogrebin, Ettore Sottsass, New York Times (2008) obit.
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