Ettore Sottsass: Un Piccolo Omaggio a Mondrian
November 4 - December 18, 2010
Friedman Benda, New York

"Sottsass has used color to determine shapes within
a composition and the relationship of
exterior surface to interior function. "

Ettore Sottsass

"This series of architectural cabinets conceived by iconic 20th century architect Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) in the last years of his life is dedicated to the de Stijl master, Piet Mondrian. Never before exhibited, Piccolo Omaggio a Mondrian, translates architectural ideas into sculptural cabinetry of stunning color and form.

This remarkable body of work stands at the end of an unaparalleled career spanning six decades, in which Sottsass challenged the conventions of modernism and continuously helped reinvent the course of contemporary design."

Friedman Benda
515 West 26th Street