Kunsthal Rotterdam presents Ettore Sottsass’ enamels from 1958 which together constitute a quintessential phase within the career of this Italian designer and architect. In the late Fifties Sottsass built up an oeuvre of works in geometrical forms of which colour is the key element. By means of lines and circles he experimented with colourful enamel on vases and on plates. Over one hundred objects and drawings by Sottsass, who is generally considered to be one of the leading members of the Memphis group, are at the basis of the revolutionary designs that became his claim to fame later on.
Enamelled copper tondo, 1958 – photo Enzo Asaia