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Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Italian, 1917-2007
Italian, 1917-2007

An architect, industrial designer, philosopher and provocateur, Ettore Sottsass led a revolution in the aesthetics and technology of modern design in the late 20th century.

Sottsass was the oldest member of the Memphis Group — a design collective, formed in Milan in 1980, whose irreverent, spirited members included Alessandro Mendini, Michele de Lucchi, Michael Graves and Shiro Kuramata. All had grown disillusioned by the staid, black-and-brown “corporatized” modernism that had become endemic in the 1970s. Memphis (the name stemmed from the title of a Bob Dylan song) countered with bold, brash, colorful, yet quirkily minimal designs for furniture, glassware, ceramics and metalwork. They mocked high-status by building furniture with inexpensive materials such as plastic laminates, decorated to resemble exotic finishes such as animal skins. Their work was both functional and — as intended — shocking. Even as it preceded the Memphis Group's formal launch, Sottsass's iconic Ultrafragola mirror — in its conspicuously curved plastic shell and radical pops of pink neon — embodies many of the collective's postmodern ideals.

Sottsass's most-recognized designs appeared in the first Memphis collection, issued in 1981 — notably the multihued, angular Carlton room divider and Casablanca bookcase. As pieces on 1stDibs demonstrate, however, Sottsass is at his most imaginative and expressive in smaller, secondary furnishings such as lamps and chandeliers, and in table pieces and glassware that have playful and sculptural qualities.

It was as an artist that Ettore Sottsass was celebrated in his life, in exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in 2006, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art a year later. Even then Sottsass’s work prompted critical debate. And for a man whose greatest pleasure was in astonishing, delighting and ruffling feathers, perhaps there was no greater accolade. That the work remains so revolutionary and bold — that it breaks with convention so sharply it will never be considered mainstream — is a testament to his genius.

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Park Lane Coffee Table by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Park Lane coffee table in fiberglass & marble by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano collection Additional information: Coffee table in fiberglass and marble. Collection: Memphis...
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2010s Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Fiberglass

Park Coffee Table by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
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2010s Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Holebid Briar Coffee Table, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Plastic

Ettore Sottsass Rectangular Coffee Table for Poltronova, Italy, 1958
By Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Located in Milan, IT
Ettore Sottsass rectangular coffee table for Poltronova, Italy, 1958 Splendid original patina and conservation.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Italian Alicudi Coffee Table by Ettore Sottsass and Marco Zanini for Zanotta
By Marco Zanini, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A late 20th Alicudi coffee table by design legends Ettore Sottsass and Marco Zanini for Zanotta. Italy, c1990s. Laminated polychrome printed decoration to the top. In per...
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Late 20th Century Italian Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Ettore Sottsass Wooden Coffee Table in Poltronova, 1960s, Italy
By Poltronova, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Wooden coffee Table designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, Agliana (1960).  
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1960s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Coffee Table Designed by Sottsass, 1983
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Coffee table 'PARK LANE', designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1983, Italy. Fibreglass construction in black and green with a black and white veined marble top. Ettore Sottsass (14 S...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Ettore Sottsass Jr. for Poltronova, Rosewood Square Coffee Table, 1958
By Poltronova, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milan, IT
Ettore Sottsass Jr. for Poltronova, square coffee table, 1958 Enameled brass and rosewood Literature: Guia Sambonet - Ettore Sottsass: Mobili e Qualche Arredamento 1985, pg. 23, Mi...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

White Marble Side Table 'Primavera' by Ettore Sottsass for Ultima Edizione
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brussels, BE
White Marble Side Table 'Primavera' by Ettore Sottsass for Ultima Edizione
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Ettore Sottsass Primavera Marble Coffee Table, 1980
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Munich, DE
Primavera coffee table model in white marble, designed by Ettore Sottsass and produced by Ultime Edizioni, circa 1980.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Ettore Sottsass Coffee Table Oak Design Edizioni, Italy
By Oak Design Edizioni, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milan, Italy
Round coffee table in red lacquered wood with polished steel base. Limited edition of 20 copies. Out production.
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Coffee Table by Ettore Sottsass for Oak Design Edizioni, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass, Oak Design Edizioni
Located in Milan, Italy
Round coffee table in black lacquered wood with central part in fluorescent red finish. Limited edition of 20 copies. Out production.
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Ettore Sottsass Coffee Table Oak Design Edizioni, Italy
By Oak Design Edizioni, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milan, Italy
Square coffee table with wooden base finished in silver leaf and black lacquer, polished steel structure, polished steel top with black painted top. Limited edition of 20 copies. Out...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Ettore Sottsass Coffee Table Oak Design Edizioni, Italy
By Oak Design Edizioni, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milan, Italy
Round coffee table with red lacquered wooden cylinders and flat structure and base in polished steel. Limited edition of 20 copies. Out production.
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Coffee Table in Laminated Wood by Ettore Sottsass for Alessi, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass, Alessi
Located in Milan, Italy
A beautiful coffee table in laminated wood designed by Ettore Sottsass for Alessi, circa 1990.
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1990s Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Coffee Table by Ettore Sottsass for Oak Design Edition, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass, Oak Design Edizioni
Located in Milan, Italy
A table designed by Ettore Sottsass for Oak design edition in 2000 for the exhibition Italy - Japan. Rosewood veneer and chromium-plated steel side table. Producer's metallic plate. ...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Ettore Sottsass Coffee Table Oak Design Edizioni, Italy
By Oak Design Edizioni, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milan, Italy
A table designed by Ettore Sottsass for Oak Design Edizioni in 2000 for the exhibition Italy, Japan. Exotic wood and stained ash circular pedestal. Producer's metallic plate. Limited...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Ash

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Mimosa End Table with Glass Top, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano
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Previously Available Items
Rare Memphis Coffee Table by Ettore Sottsass from the Donau Line by Leitner
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Located in San Diego, CA
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H 17.75 in. W 41.25 in. D 22.75 in.
Ettore Sottsass, Coffee Table in Laminated Wood, Alessi, Italy, circa 1980
By Alessi, Ettore Sottsass
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Ettore Sottsass Primavera Marble Coffee Table, 1980
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  • Ettore Sottsass Primavera Marble Coffee Table, 1980
  • Ettore Sottsass Primavera Marble Coffee Table, 1980
H 21.26 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Coffee Table by Sottsass for Zanotta 1990 in Polychrome Laminated Wood, Ceramic
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"Filicudi" Coffee Table by Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1970s
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Sottsass Coffee Table for Poltronova, 1959, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brussels, BE
Coffee table designed in 1959, by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova. Teak, black metal frame, black metal and brass feet. Documented in Domus April 1959, p.40, 41. Dimensions: W 153 ...
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  • Sottsass Coffee Table for Poltronova, 1959, Italy
H 15.36 in. W 60.24 in. D 18.9 in.
Ettore Sottsass 'Donau' Side Table, 1985
By Marco Zannini, Ettore Sottsass
Located in The Hague, NL
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Important Law Table or Bench by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, 1959
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Located in Firenze, IT
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Ettore Sottsass Coffee and Cocktail Tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Ettore Sottsass coffee and cocktail tables are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Ettore Sottsass coffee and cocktail tables, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 9 vintage editions of these items, while there are 8 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original coffee and cocktail tables by Ettore Sottsass were created in Europe during the 20th century in the modern style. Many customers also consider coffee and cocktail tables by Fornasetti Coffee and Cocktail Tables, Angelo Cortesi Coffee and Cocktail Tables and Antonio Citterio Coffee and Cocktail Tables if you’re looking for additional options. The prices for Ettore Sottsass coffee and cocktail tables may differ depending on the size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $3,255 and tops at $15,212. Pieces like these can sell for $6,520 on average.