Ettore Sottsass said that he became angry when people called him an artist. That he was not an artist is clear, for above all he considered himself to be an architect. As a result, he loved to design spaces through the intelligent and unusual shapes of his objects.
A few years before his death, Sottsass met Kartell, and designed some tabourets, a vase and a lamp for the occasion. It was 2004. After more than a decade, Kartell has decided to put these vibrantly coloured objects into production. He presents and produces them in combination with Memphis fabrics which cover chairs, sofas and armchairs designed by Patricia Urquiola, Piero Lissoni and Philippe Starck.
From this union Kartell Goes Sottsass. A Tribute to Memphis is born, a truly capsule collection composed of elements which are easily combined and interchangeable with one another. It pushes design’s pop-art past together with post-futurism, and these spaces furnished like works of art make for joyful living.