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Sol

Italian (Milan)
1982
Designed by Ettore Sottsass (Austrian, 1917–2007), Manufactured by Memphis (Italian (Milan)), Produced by Toso Vetri d'Arte


Object Place: Europe, Milan, Italy

Dimensions

24.45 cm (9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1999.159

Medium or Technique

blown glass

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe

Classifications

Glass

Inverted red cup with white lower rim forms foot. Clear glass cylinder forms stem. Three curvalinear glass “handles” evenly placed around foot attach it to bowl (opaque white, green and opaque red ending in clear glass knops). Tazza bowl has blue exterior and white interior. Three blue glass teeth-like projections on one side of tazza, red knob and white blob of glass opposite; whitedownward-pointing knob on underside. Inscription on red foot near white rim: MEMPHIS MADE IN ITALY by TOSO VETRI D’ARTE.

Markings

Incised around foot MEMPHIS MADE IN ITALY by TOSO VETRI D'ARTE

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection