Illuminated Floor Mirror by Ettore SOTTSASS
ULTRAFRAGOLA mirror, designed by Ettore Sottsass. Italy, 1970.
Recent production mirror made of moulded fibreglass with hard back and shaped mirror. The frame is white, turning pink when the lights are switched on. Just fantastic!
Designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1970 as part of the 'Mobili Grigi' series of bedroom and living room objects, the Ultrafragola Mirror/Lamp was the only piece from the collection to make it beyond the prototype phase. Ultrafragola is produced in white opaline and features a pink neon LED light. When switched off the frame is brilliant white, when switched on the neon light produces a bright pink glow.
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.