Ettore Sottsass

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Showcasing one of the 20th century’s leading figures in Italian design, this compilation recalls the creations of Ettore Sottsass. It portrays him as one of the most successful product designers in the world and follows his accomplishments in the clay medium from basic craft works to his application on an industrial scale. For the first time, a complete chronicle highlighting Sottsass’s ceramic oeuvre is presented, journeying through a mesmerizing period of 50 years. Essays penned by companions of the artist are featured as is a selection of the artist’s drawings and a detailed biography.


Sally Schöne is the director of the Hetjens German Ceramics Museum in Düsseldorf.