Designer: Ettore Sottsass
Manufacturer: Swid Powell
Materials: Silver plate over brass
Country of Origin: Argentina
Dimensions: 2.25” H x 4.5” W x 2.25” D
Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007) is most often associated with his iconic red Olivetti Valentine typewriter from the 1960s and founding the Postmodern Milan-based Memphis Group in the 1980s. He created a vast body of work including buildings and interiors, furniture, machines, ceramics, glass, jewelry, textiles and patterns. This baby cup Sottsass designed for Swid Powell, his first such collaboration with an American company, is at once playful and elegant.