Ettore SOTTSASS - CASABLANCA Shelf, 1981
The Casablanca Storage unit designed by Ettote Sottsass in 1981, Italy.
Wooden construction with thick coloured laminate, three drawers and cabinet with two doors. Maker's stamp and numbered.
Literature: Repertorio del Design Italiano, 2 vols, page 302, illustrated.
Ettore Sottsass (14 September 1917 – 31 December 2007). Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. His body of designs included furniture, jewellery, glass, lighting and office machine design. Sottsass Associati, primarily an architectural practice, also designed elaborate stores and showrooms for Esprit, identities for Alessi, exhibitions, interiors, consumer electronics in Japan and furniture of all kinds. The studio was based on the cultural guidance of Ettore Sottsass and the work conducted by its many young associates, who often left to open their own studios.