Navajo Rug, detail; 1910.
432 Park Ave.
Cabinet no. 78. Ettore Sottsass, 2006. Materials not listed in Friedman Benda Gallery catalog, where the piece was first shown in the USA in 2007, the year of Sottsass’ death. Possibly aniline stain over amboyna burl veneer.
"I think that the future doesn’t exist. what we think of today as the future isn’t the future. People are always afraid of the future, and the future has always been a disaster, like the present is a disaster. But rhetoric about the future bothers me, because almost everything we do today we say we’re doing for the future. The future is here now, let’s try to get organized now. I don’t care about the future at all."
—Ettore Sottsass, aged 83, remarks from an interview conducted 2007
Torso, Fragment. Roman, 1C—2C CE; marble, copy of Greek bronze.
This beautiful piece of architecture is based in Andalucia, in the south of Spain. The idea was to create a huge garden with big covered outside spaces, giving some shade when needed, where you could live outside day and night, all year long. It’s all about catching that twilight with your friends and family, chilling out with some tapas and great Spanish wines.