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97/300/1 Sculpture, 'Menta', ceramic / plastic / wood / metal, designed by Ettore Sottsass Jnr, made by Bitossi, distributed by Mirabili, Italy, 1985
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Sculpture, 'Menta', ceramic / plastic / wood / metal, designed by Ettore Sottsass Jnr, made by Bitossi, distributed by Mirabili, Italy, 1985
Designed by E Sottsass between 1965 and 1969 in Italy.

Made by Bitossi Montelupo Fiorentino in Italy about 1985. Distributed by Mirabili, Italy.

1965-1985
According to Phillips the sculpture came from Perth.

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Sculpture, 'Menta', ceramic / plastic / wood / metal, designed by Ettore Sottsass Jnr, made by Bitossi, distributed by Mirabili, Italy, 1985

A large totem-like glazed ceramic sculpture consisting of six elements each positioned on top of the other (listing from the bottom): large white cylinder decorated with medium horizontal red stripes; medium cylinder decorated with three bands of colour, yellow, lime green and sky blue; large elongated black form with a swollen central section and a small base and top; small white cylinder or 'collar'; large orange sphere, slightly squashed horizontally; and a small red cylinder. These six elements are positioned on a large wooden cube covered in white laminate with an applied metal label on the top face which reads:'Sottsass Menta 13/20 Mirabili Italy'. A number of metal rods, washers and screws pass through the centre of the sculpure providing reinforcement.

Designed: Sottsass, Ettore; Italy

Made: Bitossi Montelupo Fiorentino; Italy; 1985
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Purchased 1997
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