Designed by Ettorre Sottsass in 1958, these bowls were inspired by the shapes of the traffic lamps he encountered on his first trip to NYC. They are manufactured by Bitossi Ceramics in Milan.
Material: Glazed ceramic
Care: Dishwasher Safe
Squared Circle Bowls – Set of 3
Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) attended architecture school in Milan before working as a design consultant to the Olivetti company, an appointment which culminated the Olivetti Valentine typewriter (1969). As Sottsass moved away from pure functionalism, he became an acknowledged leader in the Anti-Design movement, which opposed “correctness” and “good taste.” In 1981, he led the Memphis movement, producing colourful, multifunctional and ambiguous pieces that broke conventional forms and poked fun at the seriousness of functional objects.