Ettore Sottsass' enamels from 1958 constitute a quintessential phase within the career of one of the most famous Italian designer and architect, and one of the leading members of the Memphis group. 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 forty objects and a series of drawings by Sottsass presented in this exhibition are at the basis of the revolutionary designs that became his claim to fame later on.
The exhibition, curated by Fulvio and Napoleone Ferrari, founders of the Museum Casa Mollino of Turin, will be inaugurated on the 14th of September at the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels.