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"I Designed It For Pitagora" Desk

Designer:
Ettore Sottsass (Italian (born Austria), Innsbruck 1917–2007 Milan)
Date:
1987
Medium:
Brier-wood and pear-wood veneers, marble, painted wood
Dimensions:
28 1/2 x 90 1/2 x 61 in. (72.4 x 229.9 x 154.9 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Helman, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.600a–m
Not on view
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Helman, New York (1987–2003; commissioned from the designer; their gift to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Modern Design," March 30–December 3, 2006, no catalogue.

Curio Cabinets, Mirrors, Chairs, Tables, Sideboards, Pedestals, Drink Cabinets, Credenzas Designed by Ettore Sottsass. Exh. cat., Blum Helman Gallery. New York, 1987, pl. 2.

Jared Goss in "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2003-2004." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 62 (Fall 2004), p. 42, p. 43, ill. (color).



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