Ettore Sottsass

was an Italian architect and designer during the 20th century. His body of work included furniture, jewellery, glass, lighting, home objects and office machine design, as well as many buildings and interiors.
Ettore Sottsass founded the Memphis Group in Milan on December 11, 1980, after the Bob Dylan song “Stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again” played during the group’s inaugural meeting. The group was active from 1981 to 1988.

Sottsass.otf

is the open type font we had designed based on the Sottsass’s objects shape.
We create a free downloadable .otf which actually works in the color palette we chose.

Memphis Group

With the rise of new groups (Global toolsArchizoomSuperstudio, UFO, Zzigurat, 9999…) the handmade appeared suddenly as the new game for experimentation, a lot of these new groups playing in this new/old path to renew creation. In October 1980, Sottsass was confronted with two proposals, one from Renzo Brugola, a dear old friend and carpenter, telling him his will “to make something together like in the good old times,” and the other one from Mario and Brunella Godani, owners of the Design Gallery Milano, who asked him to create “new furniture” for their gallery.

Ettore Sottsass founded the Memphis Group in Milan on December 11, 1980, after the Bob Dylan song “Stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again” played during the group’s inaugural meeting. The group was active from 1981 to 1988.

gennaio 18, 2019

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Ettore Sottsass was an Italian architect and designer during the 20th century. His body of work included furniture, jewellery, glass, lighting, home objects and office machine […]