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Monumental Large Italian “Murmansk” Centerpiece by Ettore Sottsass

Modern 800 silver centerpiece designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1982 and produced by Rossi & Arcandi for the Memphis design group of Milan, Italy. Ettore Sottsass was educated as an architect at the Turin Polytechnic in 1939. He made his name working as a design consultant for Olivetti, designing desirable office equipment, including Olivetti’s first laptop computer “Valentina”. In 1980 he founded the Postmodern design group Memphis, named from a Bob Dillon song playing in the room at the group’s first meeting. This centerpiece, named “Murmansk” is one of the his earlier designs during the Memphis period (1981-1988). This piece is in the permanent collection of several museums including the Met in New York.

Measures 11 3/4″ in height and has a diameter of 14 1/8″ (30cm, 35.7cm). The lining of the bowl is removable.

Hallmarked “MEMPHIS MILANO” and ” * 1246 MI  800″. This piece is 800 (80%) silver, which is a common standard in Italy.

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SKU: 19-59 Category: Styles: Modern

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