15.11.17 – 10.02.18

Alpengl├╝hen - 100 years of Ettore Sottsass Jr.

 

Gilbert Bretterbauer 

Coco Crampton

Siro Cugusi 

Magdalena Drwiega 

Marina Faust 

Paul Kindersley 

Jakob Lena Knebl 

Camilla Løw 

Georg Petermichl 

Stefan Reiterer 

Salvatore Viviano 

& Ettore Sottsass 

 

On the occasion of Ettore Sottsass’ 100th birthday this exhibition delves into the beginnings of Sottsass’ earlier years in Innsbruck and Turin, and his attempts at becoming an artist after serving in the Alpine Regiment during the second world war.

As a designer he was convinced that objects needed to have sensuality. The Italian designer created a new genre where his creations possessed a spirit that went beyond the functional. 

Alpenglühen brings together contemporary art which plays with the notion of functionalism versus the romantic, idealistic and visionary.

“when I was young, all we ever heard about was functionalism, functionalism, functionalism. It’s not enough. Design should be sensual and exciting.” 

“A chair must be really important as an object, because my mother always told me to offer my chair to a lady” 

— Ettore Sottsass Jr. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ettore Sottsass
Asteroid Blue Light, circa 1968
enameled aluminium, plastic, chrome-plated brass
26 x 15.2 x 72.5 cm
Jakob Lena Knebl
Amore Sottsass, 2011
colour photograph (photograph by Georg Petermichl)
30.5 x 45 cm (unframed) 60.5 x 52cm (framed)
Ed:, 1/5 1 AP
Marina Faust
Chap to Dine with, 2017
inkjet print on acid free non photographic silk tissue paper lying on matt paper frame - aluminum and glass
109 x 84 cm
Coco Crampton
Chair, 2017
wood, mdf, oil paint
109 x 46x 38 cm
Gilbert Bretterbauer
Amory Grid, 2017
steel wire, covered in thread
70 x 22cm
Ettore Sottsass
Cardamon Teapot from the Indian Memory Series, Alessio Sarri for Anthologie Quarlett Italy, 1972/1988
glazed stoneware
21 x 18 x 29cm
Coco Crampton
Snake Bite, 2017
wood, oil paint, LED light
45 x 20.5 x 20.5cm
Ed: 1/18 +2 AP
Camilla Low
Jasmine, 2017
spray painted black steel and cord
90 x 105 cm variable height
Stefan Reiterer
Untitled ('images' series), 2017
Oil on MDF
29 x 21 cm
Georg Petermichl
Schl├╝sselwerke, 2017
ceramics, glaze
64 x 46 cm
Siro Cugusi
Untitled #1, Untitled #2, 2017
mixed media on paper
33 x 24cm each
Magdalena Drwiega
Composition Round and Square, 2017
concrete, copper, aluminium, spray paint
2m x 3m x 22 cm
Ettore Sottsass
Gold earrings with ebony rods, 1984-1986
Ettore Sottsass
Confetti necklace with galss beads & 18ct gold
Ettore Sottsass
Confetti necklace with galss beads & 18ct gold
Belmacz Bracelet
As an homage to Ettore Sottsass, 2017
18ct gold, antique mediterranean coral, lapis lazuli, fossilised dinosaur bone, zebrabo wood, oxidised sterling silver, antique Roman coin, brilliant cut diamond