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An Iconic First Edition Memphis Milano Carlton Bookcase By Ettorre Sottsass *SOLD
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An iconic first edition Carlton bookcase by Ettore Sottsass for the Memphis Milano group. Designed in 1981 this is possibly the most well known piece from the groundbreaking radical and influential design group. Held in the collection of MOMA New York, The Victoria and Albert Museum London and the Vitra Design museum this is a rare opportunity to acquire a piece of such significance and importance in the history of furniture design for your own home or interior design project. Described as ‘totemic’ in its structure the Carlton book case is something completely different and it offers both style and function with its multi colored shelves and drawers. The Carlton Bookcase has had many famous owners over the years with celebrated collectors such as David Bowie And Karl Lagerfeld having had one in their homes. This particular piece comes with full provenance and was once also owned by a renowned collector and designer. Please see our additional photos and video which should hopefully give you a sense for what a wonderful and special piece this really is.
Origin Italy – 1981
190 x 40 198.5 cm