Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova Dining Table in ‘Loto Rosso’ in Marble
Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, dining table ‘Loto Rosso’, Verona marble, lacquered metal, Italy, 1965
Iconic designer Ettore Sottsass created the ‘Loto Rosso’ dining table in 1965 for Poltronova. This vivid construction is composed of a round base executed in a beautiful Rosso Verona marble top resting on a cylindrical column, truly evoking a classical allure. The marble itself has a visually interesting texture of expressive veins and dappled surface. With the ‘Loto Rosso’ dining table Ettore Sottsass once again surprises the viewer and shows his great eye for proportion, form and color.
Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) was an Italian architect and designer. Among others, he is known as the founder of the Memphis Group, which is celebrated for its eclectic, Postmodern designs in furniture. The designs of this period feature irony, bright colors and scale distortions.
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