Tappeto Volante ( min USD 28800)
Tappeto Volante ( min USD 28800)
Tappeto Volante ( min USD 28800)
Tappeto Volante ( min USD 28800)

Tappeto Volante ( min USD 28800)

Regular price
$35,000.00
Sale price
$35,000.00

Armchair "tappeto Volante" (or flying carpet) by Ettore Sottsass
Circa 1972 - Bedding Brevetti edition
"Sottsass invents a new type of seat here: thanks to the metaphor of the flying carpet, it invites to a literally extraordinary journey. The different elements (base, armrests, seat, backrest) are clearly distinguished, by the shapes, the textures or the colors. "

Rare armchair in perfect condition
Wood, polyurethane and velvet
H 68.5 x D 107 x W 183 cm

The exotic, mystical world that architect and designer Ettore Sottsass found on a journey to India inspired his Flying Carpet chair. It is a fanciful creation whose elemental parts are a series of geometric volumes that are enhanced by a dramatic use of primal color and pattern. Sottsass sought alternative experiences in India: He aimed to find “a culture of origins” that would ground him and reorient his design philosophy. He credits India with reinforcing for him the power of iconography and the connections objects have with their historical origin. The monuments and spiritual icons he saw there had a significant impact on his designs of the early 1970s including the Flying Carpet. It also owes a debt to Pop Art, a movement that interested Sottsass in terms of both aesthetics and mass appeal. " 
Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917.
In 1939 he graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Torino
One of the most influential and important figures of the last century, Architect and Designer, he has participated in all radical movements whether created from the 70s and 80s.
In 1981 he founded the Memphis group, a group that has radically changed the scenario of Italian and world design.
Honored with numerous international awards, was winner of the Golden Compass in 1959.
He designed the first laptop "Valentina" by Olivetti.
He died in 2007 at the age of 90 years.