Alpenglühen - 100 years of Ettore Sottsass Jr.

15 Nov 2017 – 10 Feb 2018


London, United Kingdom


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On the occasion of Ettore Sottsass’ 100th birthday this exhibition delves into the beginnings of Sottsass’ earlier years in Innsbruck and Turin, and his attempts at becoming an artist after serving in the Alpine Regiment during the second world war.


Gilbert Bretterbauer 

Coco Crampton

Siro Cugusi 

Magdalena Drwiega 

Marina Faust 

Paul Kindersley 

Jakob Lena Knebl 

Camilla Løw 

Georg Petermichl 

Stefan Reiterer 

Salvatore Viviano 

& Ettore Sottsass 

As a designer he was convinced that objects needed to have sensuality. The Italian designer created a new genre where his creations possessed a spirit that went beyond the functional. 

Alpenglühen brings together contemporary art which plays with the notion of functionalism versus the romantic, idealistic and visionary.

“when I was young, all we ever heard about was functionalism, functionalism, functionalism. It’s not enough. Design should be sensual and exciting.” 

“A chair must be really important as an object, because my mother always told me to offer my chair to a lady” 

— Ettore Sottsass Jr. 

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