Ettore Sottsass: the glass
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Italian architect Ettore Sottsass, the forthcoming exhibition of LE STANZE DEL VETRO will celebrate his glass and crystal production with 200 works on display – mostly from the Ernest Mourmans collection – many of which on show for the first time
For the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ettore Sottsass (1917 – 2007) LE STANZE DEL VETRO will celebrate his glass production with the exhibition “Ettore Sottsass: The Glass”, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, Director of the Institute of Art History of Fondazione Giorgio Cini. Featuring 200 works – mostly from the Ernest Mourmans collection – many of which on show for the first time, it will be the first exhibition dedicated entirely to the Italian architect’s glass and crystal production.Moreover,the exhibition itinerary also includes some of the splendid glass items he designed for Venini.
The exhibition catalogue (Skira editore) has a fairly strictly biographical introduction followed by wider-ranging essays by the curator and the architects, museum directors and scholars who collaborated with him. A complete list of Sottsass’s production, with technical entries for each single item, is also provided, whereas the bibliography,focused only on the glass production, consists of over 200 titles, and is the result of meticulous archive search.