Arrivederci maestro

December 30th 2007 Ettore Sottsass dies.
Too many times Sottsass is referred as one of the postmodern maestro. This is quite a limited way of looking at the 90 years of experiments, travel, adventure that he went through.

I highly recommend to read his writings. In those pages the immeasurable human dimension of his thinking appears clear. Sottsass used architecture and design to discuss life.
Alcuni link interessanti:

-Ettore Sottsass, biografia, immagini…
– un saggio di Gianni Pettena
-alcune trasmissioni radiofoniche su Ettore Sottsass

_su un imperdibile video. Un Sottsass ai tempi diOlivetti

*interview (from the 34min, but watch Bruce Mau’s interview too)


One Response to Arrivederci maestro

  1. cedecini says:

    For E. Sottsass (sotto il sasso)

    Death is nothing at all
    I have only slipped away into the next room

    What is death but a negligible accident
    why should I be out of mind
    because I am out of sigh?

    I am somewhere very near
    just around the corner

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