Ettore Sottsass, the most celebrated designer of his generation celebrates his 90th birthday in September. Best known as the founder of the groundbreaking 1980s design group Memphis, this doyen of Italian design has also designed glass and ceramics for Alessi and landmark electronic products for Olivetti. Sottsass has designed an exhibition with the Design Museum London which explores a remarkable career that spans sixty years and moves from ceramics to mainframe computers and from poetry to pragmatism. Design Museum London, London, May 17, 2007.
Update: On December 31, 2007, Ettore Sottsass died at the age of 90 at his home in Milan.
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