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86/1015 Room Divider, "Carlton", wood / plastic laminate, designed by Ettore Sottsass, made by Memphis, Italy, 1981
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Object statement
Room Divider, "Carlton", wood / plastic laminate, designed by Ettore Sottsass, made by Memphis, Italy, 1981
Designed by Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1981.

Made by Memphis, Italy, 1981.

Designed by Ettore Sottsass and made by Memphis, Italy, 1981.

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Description
Room Divider, "Carlton", wood / plastic laminate, designed by Ettore Sottsass, made by Memphis, Italy, 1981.

'Carlton' room divider made of multicoloured plastic laminates over wood and designed in postmodern style. A large, freestanding, shelf system on a raised rectangular pedestal base with two drawers in the lower section, three horizontal shelves of varying length and a series of angled and vertical designs and supports. The upper section constructed in the form of an anthropomorphic stick type figure with a cubic open box forming the design apex. Coloured laminates used: base in black and white 'bacterio' pattern, brown, black, red, dark blue, orange, pink, lightblue, coral, lime green, primrose, dark grey and light grey. Manufactuer's marks back panel of base.
Made: Sottsass, Ettore; Italy; 1981

: Memphis; Italy
Marks
Manufacturer's marks inscribed on small rectangular aluminium plate attached proper left of back panel of base, printed, "MEMPHIS / MADE IN ITALY / MILANO / ETTORE SOTTSASS / 1981 / No 26", the number '26' is stamped into the plate.
86/1015
Production date
1981
Height
1965 mm
Width
1900 mm
Depth
400 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Purchased 1986

This object record is currently incomplete. The information available may date back as far as 125 years. Other information may exist in a non-digital form. The Museum continues to update and add new research to collection records.
Subjects
+ Furniture design
+ Italian Design
+ Memphis
+ Sottsass, Ettore
+ Interior design
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