MEET ETTORE SOTTSASS

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Address: Via San Giorgio 9A , Prato

Date: Friday 23 November 2018

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"For me, design is a way of discussing life. It is a way of discussing society, politics, eroticism, food and even design. Finally, it is a way of constructing, a possible figurative utopia or of constructing a metaphor of life. Of course, for me design is not limited by the need to give more or less shape to a stupid product destined for a more or less sophisticated industry; so, if you have to teach something about design, you must first teach something about life and you must also insist that technology is one of the metaphors of life "

Ettore Sottsass, 1993

After the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of his birth and the forty years of experience of the Memphis group - a group founded by Sottsass himself together with some friends-architects of international standing in the early eighties who revolutionized the creative and commercial logic of the design world - a bit of Sottsass again ...

An exhibition that proposes a dialogue between Sottsass and some objects that have characterized his long career and that have contributed to make it an indispensable point of reference for design and modern architecture.

The design scenarios of Sottsass turn, always in the present, as the only possible condition for the habitability of the world. The past is a set of presents, fixed in the matter of space.

The negation of architectural functionalism corresponds together with ancient and contemporary ways of existence.

In the works of Sottsass it is man, through movement and provisional permanence, who determines the single function. It is a soft, elastic idea that makes it possible to freely inhabit the spaces.

inauguration Friday 23 November from 19.00

H. from Monday to Friday 15_19: 00

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