Lot 105

Ettore SOTTSASS (1917 - 2007)
"Carlton", creation of 1981
Memphis Milano Edition.
Separating piece of furniture forming a shelf or bookcase with a wooden structure covered with polychrome melamine.
Metal plate "Memphis Milano 1981 E.Sottsass Made in Italy" in the lower part.
198 x 190 x 40 cm
(some stripes)

History:
Ettore Sottsass imposed the "Carlton" as the main piece of the first Memphis collection. It was built as a room divider with shelves and two drawers. It has the enormous advantage of being completely dismountable.

Bibliography:
- Richard Horn, "Memphis. Objects, Furniture patterns", Simon Schustrer, New York, 1986, model reproduced on pages 6, 66 and 111
- Gilles de Bure,"Ettore Sottsass", model reproduced on page 75
- Brigitte Fitoussi, "Memphis", Thames Hudson, London, 1998, model reproduced on the cover
- Andrea Branzi, "Il Design Italiano 1964-1990"
- G. Sambonet, "E. Sottsass, Mobili e qualche arredamento", Arnaldo Mondadori Publishers, Turin, 1985, model reproduced on page 105
- G. Gramigna, "1950/1980 Repertorio", Mondadori Publishers, Milan, 1985, model reproduced on page 512
- H. Hoger," Ettore Sottsass Jr: Designer, Artist, Architect", Art Pub Incorporated, Tubingue, 1993, model reproduced on page 81
- R. T. Labaco (dir), "Ettore Sottsass, Architect and Designer", exhibition catalogue at LACMA, Los Angeles, March - June 2006. Éditions Merrell, London, 2006, model reproduced on page 12
- P. Ranzo," Ettore Sottsass. Minimum Design", Edition 24 Ore Cultura, Milan, 2011, design reproduced on page 73
- P. Sparke, "Ettore Sottsass Jnr", Design council Publishing, London, 1982, design reproduced on page 79
- A. Papadakis, The Post-Modern Object, Academy Publishing, London, 1987, design reproduced on page 48
- 1000 Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum collection, Exhibition Catalogue, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 1996, design reproduced on page 196
- "E. Sottsass, Vorrei sapere perché", Catalogue of the exhibition at the Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, December 2007-March 2008. Éditions Electa, Milan, 2007, model reproduced on page 197
- P. Thomé, "Sottsass", Éditions Phaidon, London, 2014, model reproduced on page 303

A "Carlton" polychromatic laminated wood bookcase.
1981 Memphis edition of the design created by Etore Sottsass.
Metal tag "Memphis Milano 1981 E.Sottsass Made in Italy" on the base.
77,95 x 74,80 x 15,75 inch
(a few scratches)