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

Made by Bitossi Montelupo Fiorentino in Italy about 1985. Distributed by Mirabili, Italy.
According to Phillips Auctioneers the sculpture came from Perth.

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Description
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.
Marks
Designer's name, object name, specification, distributer and place on applied brass label on the top face of the cube, engraved 'Sottsass / MENTA / 13/20 / MIRABILI / ITALY'.
97/300/1
Production date
1965 - 1969
Height
2100 mm
Width
480 mm
Depth
480 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Purchased 1997
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{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/158109 |title=Sculpture, 'Menta', designed by Ettore Sottsass Jnr, made by Bitossi, distributed by Mirabili |author=Powerhouse Museum |accessdate=27 June 2016 |publisher=Powerhouse Museum, Australia}}


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