Sculpture, ‘Menta’, designed by Ettore Sottsass Jnr, made by Bitossi, distributed by Mirabili

Made by Bitossi Montelupo Fiorentino in Italy, Europe, 1985.

A totem-like glazed ceramic sculpture consisting of six elements each positioned on top of the other (listing from the bottom): large white cylinder decorated with medium horizontal red stripes; medium cylinder decorated with three bands of colour, yellow, lime green and sky blue; large elongated black form with a swollen central section and a small base and top; small white cylinder or ‘collar’; large orange sphere, slightly squashed horizontally; and a small red cylinder. These six elements ar...

Summary

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A totem-like glazed ceramic sculpture consisting of six elements each positioned on top of the other (listing from the bottom): large white cylinder decorated with medium horizontal red stripes; medium cylinder decorated with three bands of colour, yellow, lime green and sky blue; large elongated black form with a swollen central section and a small base and top; small white cylinder or 'collar'; large orange sphere, slightly squashed horizontally; and a small red cylinder. These six elements are positioned on a large wooden cube covered in white laminate with an applied metal label on the top face which reads:'Sottsass Menta 13/20 Mirabili Italy'. A number of metal rods, washers and screws pass through the centre of the sculpure providing reinforcement.

Dimensions

480 null
2100 null
480 null

Production

Designed by E Sottsass between 1965 and 1969 in Italy.

Made by Bitossi Montelupo Fiorentino in Italy about 1985. Distributed by Mirabili, Italy.

Edition: 13/20
Bitossi Montelupo Fiorentino 1985
Sottsass, Ettore 1965-1969

Source

Purchased 1997
12 November, 1997

Cite this Object

Sculpture, 'Menta', designed by Ettore Sottsass Jnr, made by Bitossi, distributed by Mirabili 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 June 2017, <https://ma.as/158109>
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