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91884 Phaidon PHAIDON Coffee table book
91884 Phaidon PHAIDON Coffee table book
91884 Phaidon PHAIDON Coffee table book
91884 Phaidon PHAIDON Coffee table book
91884 Phaidon PHAIDON Coffee table book
91884 Phaidon PHAIDON Coffee table book
91884 Phaidon PHAIDON Coffee table book
91884 Phaidon PHAIDON Coffee table book
91884 Phaidon PHAIDON Coffee table book
91884 Phaidon PHAIDON Coffee table book
91884 Phaidon PHAIDON Coffee table book
91884 Phaidon PHAIDON Coffee table book
91884 Phaidon PHAIDON Coffee table book
91884 Phaidon PHAIDON Coffee table book

Phaidon • PHAIDON

Coffee table book

Ettore Sottsass.
492 pages, 800 illustrations.
Hardback.

REF. 91884

W.23 x D.32cm

€69,95
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Phaidon's much-loved monograph on the legendary Italian designer and architect, Ettore Sottsass.

The re-release of this highly acclaimed title demonstrates the continual fascination, from both fans and collectors, with the life and work of Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass. The designer's work is popular and influential in equal measure, from his designs for Olivetti (such as the striking, bright red, manual typewriter, the Valentine, with its ingenious carry-case) to the post-modern brilliance of the work of the Memphis Group, founded by Sottsass in Milan in 1980.

Packed with beautiful images taken from the extensive Sottsass archives and including drawings and sketches from the designer's countless sketchbooks, the book explores his entire career from the 1940s to the 2000s, covering everything from his architectural projects and product design to his ceramics, sculpture, and graphics.


Phaidon is a leading global publisher in the creative arts, producing books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food, and travel, as well as children's illustrated books. 

Founded in Vienna in 1923 by Dr. Béla Horovitz, Frederick Ungar, and Ludwig Goldscheider, Phaidon aimed to create affordable quality books. The company's hallmark large-format art books were introduced in 1937. Fleeing Nazi Vienna, Horovitz moved Phaidon to England, where it continued expanding its large-format series and launched significant art publishing programs, including "The Story of Art" by Ernst H. Gombrich in 1950, which sold 8 million copies. After Horovitz's death in 1955, his son-in-law, Harvey Miller, led Phaidon, maintaining its high standards. Ownership changes in the 1960s and 70s saw expansions and diversification.

In 1990, Richard Schlagman revitalized Phaidon, restoring its focus on excellent design and affordable prices. Significant publications included "The Silver Spoon" and the "Wallpaper* City Guides." Under new ownership since 2012, Phaidon continued growing, collaborating with high-profile figures and expanding into new categories like interior design. Acquisitions of Artspace in 2014 and The Monacelli Press in 2020 bolstered its offerings. Operating globally, Phaidon publishes in multiple languages and celebrated its centennial with special events and the book "100 Years of Creativity."