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Ultrafragola

by Ettore Sottsass jr.
Ultrafragola mirror/lamp, with its sinuous profile that suggests long wavy hair, belongs to the Mobili Grigi series of complete bedroom and living room furnishings designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova and presented at the third edition of Eurodomus in 1970. With the exception of Ultrafragola, the models never got beyond the prototype phase.

 

«As for the lights that are coming out of “The grey furniture”, don’t tombs always have a trembling light to illuminate the blue of the spirits wandering in the valley of dust? Don’t submarines have a trembling green light in their belly? The lights anyway are supposed to come out from the fibreglass bodies, like the ever—glowing of the breast’s white skin, like the ever—glowing of the penis red head in pornographic nights, something of this kind: I mean something like the Japanese lights of the glow worm that are turning the nights into matter.»

 

[Ettore Sottsass jr., 1970]

 

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  • year1970
  • typologymirror/lamp
  • dimension100[l] x 13[w] x 195[h] cm
  • weight34 kg
  • materialsvacuum—formed opaline PETG, mirror, LED system
  • colours[acrylic] white opaline
    [light] pink
  • n.b.The Ultrafragola mirror has been designed by Ettore Sottsass jr. in one colour only: light pink. The shape, the size and the complexity of the lighting system, the brightness and the colour might be perceived slightly different, depending on the light, the type of picture, or the background and the surrounding environment. Any different colours or shades of colour are not compliant with the original projects, they are not authentic.
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Exhibitions

  • 1970Eurodomus 3, Palazzo dell’Arte, Milan
  • 1971Domus Italian Design, Harrods, London
  • 1991Mobili Italiani 1961-1991. Le varie età dei linguaggi, Triennale, Milan
  • 1999Ettore Sottsass, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan
  • 20031945–2000 Il Design In Italia: 100 Oggetti della Collezione Permanente del Design Italiano, Triennale di Milano, Milan / La Fabbrica Bella, Centro Cultural Justiça Federal, Rio de Janeiro / La Fabbrica Bella, Altman Building, New York
  • 2004I Maestri: Design Italiano, Triennale di Milano travelling exhibition / Radical Design, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy
  • 2005Sottsass Progetti 1946—2005, MART, Museo di Arte Moderna di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
  • 2006Italy Made In Art: Now, Contemporary Arts and Industrial Design, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Shanghai / Ettore Sottsass Architect And Designer, LACMA, Los Angeles
  • 2007Plexiglass: Werkstoff in Architektur und Design = material in architecture and design, Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany / Ettore Sottsass: Vorrei Sapere Perché, Salone degli Incanti, Ex Pescheria, Trieste
  • 2008Abitare il tempo, Verona Fiere, Verona, Italy
  • 2010Biennale Internazionale del Design, Palazzo dei Capitani, Ascoli Piceno, Italy
  • 2011Creative Junctions, National Museum of China, Beijing / Meet Design: An Italian Story, Museo dei Fori Imperiali, Rome / Meet Design: An Italian Story, Palazzo Bertalazone, Turin / Le Fabbriche Dei Sogni, Triennale di Milano, Milan
  • 2012Pop Art Design, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany / Pop Art Design, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
  • 2013Pop Art Design, Moderna Museet, Stockholm / Pop Art Design, Barbican Art Gallery, London
  • 2015Creativa Produzione: La Toscana e il design Italiano 1950–1990, Fondazione Ragghianti, Lucca, Italy / Firenze 4 ever, 11th edition, LuisaViaRoma, Florence / Pop Art Design, EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway
  • 2017Radical Utopias: Beyond architecture: Florence 1966—1976, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
  • 2018Joeuts à Jouer: Oggetti nella foresta, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Brussels, Belgium / Italiana: L’Italia vista dalla moda 1971–2001, Palazzo Reale, Milan / Radical Utopias: Beyond architecture: Florence 1966–1976, CCA Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
  • 2019Museo del Design Italiano, Triennale, Milan / I–Made: Italian Manufacture Art & Design exhibition, Saatchi Gallery, London / Porto Design Biennale, Palácio das Artes Fundação da Juventude, Porto
  • 2020Poltronova. La casa non domestica, Contemporary Cluster, Rome

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#ultrafragola on Instagram

🌟 **Discover the Revolution at Milan Design Week!** 🌟

Hey design enthusiasts! 🎨 Exciting news! This year, we’re at Salone del Mobile during Milan Design Week, and you won’t want to miss it! 🚀 Find us at Rho Fiera, Pavilion 24, Stall D01. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colors and mesmerizing patterns! Our exhibition, #HYPERPOLTRONOVA, is a homage to rebellious design that breaks the mold. 

Let’s rewind to 1957 when Poltronova ignited a design revolution. Collaborating with revolutionary artists and designers like #Archizoom, #Superstudio, #Vignelli, and #Sottsass, they reshaped the landscape of modern design. Fast forward to today, and we’re bringing that same energy to Milan Design Week 2024! 

🌈 #ColorfulDesign #InnovativePatterns

Get ready to experience design like never before. Our installation, “Hyper Poltronova,” curated by Art Director Donatello D’Angelo (@donutsinho / @_d_apostrophe_), is a visual feast inspired by the groundbreaking 1972 exhibition “The Invention of the Neutral Surface.” 

Get lost in the immersive world of #HyperPoltronova as you explore over 20 iconic pieces, including the legendary #Ultrafragola mirror by #EttoreSottsass, the dynamic Safari, Superonda, and Mies seats by #ArchizoomAssociati, and the avant-garde Rumble sofa by #GianniPettena. 

Join us from April 16th to 21st for an unforgettable journey through design history! 🎉 #MilanDesignWeek2024 #SaloneDelMobile
🦄 ULTRAFAVOLA: Poltronova beyond the mirror
Milano Design Week 2023
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On the occasion of Milan Design Week 2023, Centro Studi Poltronova renews its synergy with Mosca Partners for Design Variations, this time crossing the threshold of the Palazzo del Circolo Filologico Milanese in the heart of the Brera Design District. From 17 to 23 April, the Tuscan company will take centre stage. In the large and evocative Liberty Hall, under the luminous eye of a suggestive skylight, in a maze of rooms suspended in space and time, iconic objects and unusual new proposals will be displayed as if they had jumped out of one of the over ten thousand volumes of the library of the city's oldest cultural association that has its headquarters here. With ULTRAFAVOLA, inspired by its own “best seller”, the Ultrafragola mirror designed by Ettore Sottsass, the Centro Studi Poltronova, just like in Lewis Carroll's novel Through the Looking Glass and what Alice Found There, invites you to go beyond reflective surfaces to discover the magical dimension of part of its fantastic product catalogue. 
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💡 Art direction by @_d_apostrophe_
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👯 Rug by @poltronova | @cc-tapis
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📷 Photo by @serenaeller
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📆 2023 April 17–23 
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📍@design_variations, @circolofilologicomilanese, via Clerici 10, Milan
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🍓 Ultrafragola
Mirror/lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass jr.
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Ultrafragola mirror/lamp, with its sinuous profile that suggests long wavy hair, belongs to the Mobili Grigi series of complete bedroom and living room furnishings designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova and presented at the third edition of Eurodomus in 1970. With the exception of Ultrafragola, the models never got beyond the prototype phase.
«As for the lights that are coming out of “The grey furniture”, don’t tombs always have a trembling light to illuminate the blue of the spirits wandering in the valley of dust? Don’t submarines have a trembling green light in their belly? The lights anyway are supposed to come out from the fibreglass bodies, like the ever—glowing of the breast’s white skin, like the ever—glowing of the penis red head in pornographic nights, something of this kind: I mean something like the Japanese lights of the glow worm that are turning the nights into matter.» [Ettore Sottsass jr., 1970]
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💡 Art direction by @_d_apostrophe_
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📷 Photo by @pietrosavorelli_associati
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#poltronova #ettoresottsass #sottsass #ultrafragola #ultrafragolamirror #radicaldesign #popdesign #design #italiandesign #madeinitaly
🍓 Ultrafragola
Mirror/lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass jr.
.
Ultrafragola mirror/lamp, with its sinuous profile that suggests long wavy hair, belongs to the Mobili Grigi series of complete bedroom and living room furnishings designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova and presented at the third edition of Eurodomus in 1970. With the exception of Ultrafragola, the models never got beyond the prototype phase.
«As for the lights that are coming out of “The grey furniture”, don’t tombs always have a trembling light to illuminate the blue of the spirits wandering in the valley of dust? Don’t submarines have a trembling green light in their belly? The lights anyway are supposed to come out from the fibreglass bodies, like the ever—glowing of the breast’s white skin, like the ever—glowing of the penis red head in pornographic nights, something of this kind: I mean something like the Japanese lights of the glow worm that are turning the nights into matter.» [Ettore Sottsass jr., 1970]
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💡 Art direction by @_d_apostrophe_
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📷 Photo by @pietrosavorelli_associati
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#poltronova #ettoresottsass #sottsass #ultrafragola #ultrafragolamirror #radicaldesign #popdesign #design #italiandesign #madeinitaly
🍓 Ultrafragola
Mirror/lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass jr.
.
Ultrafragola mirror/lamp, with its sinuous profile that suggests long wavy hair, belongs to the Mobili Grigi series of complete bedroom and living room furnishings designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova and presented at the third edition of Eurodomus in 1970. With the exception of Ultrafragola, the models never got beyond the prototype phase.
«As for the lights that are coming out of “The grey furniture”, don’t tombs always have a trembling light to illuminate the blue of the spirits wandering in the valley of dust? Don’t submarines have a trembling green light in their belly? The lights anyway are supposed to come out from the fibreglass bodies, like the ever—glowing of the breast’s white skin, like the ever—glowing of the penis red head in pornographic nights, something of this kind: I mean something like the Japanese lights of the glow worm that are turning the nights into matter.» [Ettore Sottsass jr., 1970]
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💡 Art direction by @_d_apostrophe_
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📷 Photo by @pietrosavorelli_associati
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#poltronova #ettoresottsass #sottsass #ultrafragola #ultrafragolamirror #radicaldesign #popdesign #design #italiandesign #madeinitaly
“Design for fun”
MAP – Museum of Art Pudong, Shanghai
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To request information, please write to info@poltronova.it, for a quote to sales@poltronova.it.