Ettore Sottsass, Casablanca Sideboard

Ettore Sottsass, Casablanca Sideboard, decorated plastic laminate, 1981, Memphis edition 2003 (inv. n. Mobili 1923)

Founder of the Italian architecture and design collective Memphis, active between 1981 and 1987, Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007), together with the collective, created a series of exclusive designer pieces made of non-precious materials such as plastic laminates and characterized by lively colors and original forms. The objects sent a provocative message to the traditional culture of design. Casablanca is more than simply a piece of furniture, it is a sculpture, an object which is both dynamic and playful.