Ettore Sottsass

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The greatest Italian designer of the late 20th century, Ettore Sotsass was best known as the founder of the early 1980s Memphis Group collective. He also designed electronic products for Olivetti, as well as glass and ceramic work.

In 1981, Sottsass and an international group of young architects and designers, came together to form the Memphis Group. A night of drinking and listening to Bob Dylan’s "Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again" gave the group its name. Memphis was launched with a collection of 40 pieces of furniture, ceramics, lighting, glass and textiles which featured fluorescent colors, slick surfaces, intentionally lop-sided shapes and squiggley laminate patterns made by ABET LAMINATI.