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The jewels by Ettore Sottsass Jr.

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Ettore Sottsass was a magic man. Architect, designer, writer: well I think he made everything.

He had a long and very exciting life, Ettore was the son of the eponymous Ettore Sottsass Senior and Antonia Peintner, he was born in Innsbruck in Austria on September 14th, 1917 and died in Milan on December 31st, 2007, just in time at the end of the year. Sculpture, painting, architecture, furniture, interior production, installations, graphic design, publications, industrial design, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry: Ettore did everything. From the end of the Fifties, he collaborates with Olivetti, a collaboration that lasts more than thirty years, one of the most famous objects he made is the Valentine typewriter, winner of the Compasso D’Oro. Very active on paper, he collaborates and founds a lot of magazines about design and architecture, in the Seventies with the radical architects he was constantly on the magazine Casabella directed by Alessandro Mendini and became a member of Global Tools. The most productive phase of his life, if we have to choose one, was when he founded the Memphis group, in this period he created the Casablanca bookcase, the Tahiti table lamp, and many other iconic objects.

… And he designs lots of jewels, a bit forgot compared to the rest of his work. Here are some of his masterpieces.

I gioielli di Ettore Sottsass Jr | Collater.al
Ettore Sottsass, anello criniera, 2002 [Cleto Munari]
I gioielli di Ettore Sottsass Jr | Collater.al
Ettore Sottsass, bague (or, corail), 1967
I gioielli di Ettore Sottsass Jr | Collater.al
Ettore Sottsass, Orecchino Otto Piedi, 2002 [Cleto Munari]
I gioielli di Ettore Sottsass Jr | Collater.al
Ettore Sottsass, Anello Canneto, 2002 [Cleto Munari]
I gioielli di Ettore Sottsass Jr | Collater.al
Ettore Sottsass, Pendente Figura,  2002 [Cleto Munari]
I gioielli di Ettore Sottsass Jr | Collater.al
Ettore Sottsass, COMETA Earrings, [ACME studio]
I gioielli di Ettore Sottsass Jr | Collater.al
Ettore Sottsass, EUPHORIA Necklace, [ACME studio]
I gioielli di Ettore Sottsass Jr | Collater.al
Ettore Sottsass, JARDINIERE Brooch, [ACME studio]
I gioielli di Ettore Sottsass Jr | Collater.al
I gioielli di Ettore Sottsass Jr | Collater.al

Text by Bianca Felicori

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