European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Designed by Ettore Sottsass, Italian (born Austria), 1917 - 2007. Made by Abet Laminati S.p.A., Italyfor Poltronova S.p.A., Pistoia, Italy.
Plywood, plastic laminate
Currently not on view
1983-40-2Gift of Abet Laminati S.p.A., 1983
LabelThis cupboard, its strong geometric shape and bold, striped laminated exterior inspired by the work of Ettore Sottsass's pop art contemporaries, was a precursor to the radical output of the design collective Memphis, founded by Sottsass in 1981. Memphis's use of decorative plastic laminates, eye-catching color, and totem-like forms owed much to these early experimental designs for Italian furniture maker Poltronova.