Ettore Sottsass: Poltronova 1958-1974

Ivan Mietton

Skira, 2021


This book highlights a period of creation by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) characterized by great artistic freedom, that of his collaboration with the Poltronova brand – an adventure that began in 1956, when he became the furniture company’s artistic director. The period of collaboration with Poltronova had a profound effect on Sottsass’ work. The catalogues he produced for the brand became a field for him to experiment with geometric shapes, the mixing of materials and vibrant colours. Through the book and the texts of Ivan Mietton, you will have the opportunity to discover this fertile period of Sottsass’ artistic creation, a decisive moment in the establishment of the designer’s aestheticism. The extensive iconography, including period shots for advertising, annotated sketches and the artist’s personal photographs, provides an insight into his work.


ISBN: 9782370741684

208 pages, illustrated, 30 x 24 cm, hardcover, French/English