• Ettore Sottsass

    Galerie Ulrich Fiedler

    In 1972, when Ettore Sottsass was invited to participate in the landmark show “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape,” his project undertook nothing less than the complete reorientation of popular attitudes toward domestic space. Sottsass chose to work with conventional furnishings or appliances intended for kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms, placing these elements into container modules fitted with wheels. His presentation took the form of nine fiberglass containers, an accompanying text, and exhibits illustrating possible uses for the modules.

    Five of the original nine containers and the displays

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