Filicudi Dining Table by Ettore Sottsass for ZanottaZanotta
Stylish Filicudi dining table with wooden base and silkscreened melamine top designed by Ettore Sottsass for Zanotta Italy in 1992.
The table will be shipped overseas insured in a custom made wooden crate. Cost of transport is crate included.
Ettore Sottsass (14 September 1917 – 31 December 2007) was a 20th century Italian architect, noted for also designing furniture, jewelry, glass, lighting, home and office wares, as well as numerous buildings and interiors — often defined by bold colors.
Sottsass was born in Innsbruck, Austria, and grew up in Turin, where his father, also named Ettore Sottsass, was an architect. The elder Sottsass belonged to the modernist architecture group Movimento Italiano per l'Architectura Razionale (MIAR), which was led by Giuseppe Pagano.
The younger Sottsass was educated at the Politecnico di Torino in Turin and graduated in 1939 with a degree in architecture.
After the invasion of Italy by the Anglo-Americans, Sottsass enlisted in the Monterosa Division, a division of the Repubblica Sociale Italiana led by Benito Mussolini and his Republican Fascist Party, to fight in the mountains alongside Hitler's army (Sottsass tells his adventures as a Lieutenant of the Monterosa Division in his autobiography “Scritto di Notte" published by Adelphi).
After his time in the military, Sottsass opened his own architecture and design firm in Milan, Italy. Here he started designing furniture and experimented with different color, patterns and shapes. His work was often associated with pop culture with his brightly colored whimsical objects. His pieces were often made out of glass and ceramic.