Ettore Sottsass: Murmansk Fruit Bowl

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Murmansk: designed by
Ettore Sottsass in 1982 for Memphis, Italy.


The "Murmansk" fruit bowl is one of the first designs produced by Sottsass for Memphis in 1982. The sleek bowl of silver plated brass sitting on six stepped legs evokes the exotic city of Murmansk in the northernmost region of Russia.

Size: H 11 3/4".

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About Memphis: Memphis was founded in 1981 by architect Ettore Sottsass and a group of young Milanese architects and designers. The playful colors, materials and motifs of the furniture, ceramics and glassware was unveiled by memphis designers at the 1981 milan furniture fair. Memphis split the design world and caused a media sensation after years of drab rationalism. Memphis Milano became the radical design movement that achieved iconic status. Now part of museum collections world wide.