East Side Lounge Chair by Ettore SottsassEttore Sottsass
East side lounge chair by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll 1983. Postmodern lounge chair with its original upholstery in great condition. The lounge chair features gray lacquered steel feet with translucent plastic end pieces. Designed by Ettore Sottsass and manufactured by Knoll.
the chair will be shipped insured overseas in a custom made Woden crate. Cost of transport is crate included.
Ettore Sottsass (14 September 1917 – 31 December 2007) was an Italian architect and designer during the 20th century. His body of work included furniture, jewelry, glass, lighting, home objects and office machine design, as well as many buildings and interiors. His style was defined by bright color choices, statement pieces and decoration. Ettore Sottsass was an iconic figure in design history.
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. He served in the Italian military, in the Repubblica Sociale Italiana, and spent some of World War II in a prison and then in a labor camp in Yugoslavia.
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.