Designer: Ettore Sottsass
Materials: Polyurethane Painted Phenol Resin
Country of Origin: Japan
Dimensions: 4” H x 3.75”W x 3.75”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 was one of a group of Italian designers and architects MaruTomi commissioned to design tabletop items that would allow the company to explore creating modern plastic versions of traditional lacquerware.