MEMBERS ONLY: PRIVATE CURATOR-LED TOUR OF ETTORE SOTTSASS: DESIGN RADICAL AT THE MET BREUER

07 September 2017 / 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us on Thursday, September 7 for a private morning visit to Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical, currently on view at The Met Breuer, led by Christian Larsen, curator of the exhibition. The show explores the career of Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007), presenting him as a seminal figure in 20th-century design by situating his work within a larger constellation of objects and artifacts drawn from across the history of art. Despite his ongoing impact on designers, Sottsass remains an obscure figure among the wider public. He is noted for founding the design collective Memphis (1981–86), but even this brief period is misunderstood as a quintessentially 1980s fashion-driven fad. This exhibition contextualizes his sixty-year career within a broader design discourse, revealing him as a true design radical.

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Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ettore Sottsass (Italian, 1917–2007)
“Carlton” Room Divider 1981
Wood, plastic laminate 76 3/4 x 74 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (194.9 x 189.9 x 40 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, 1997