Ashoka Lamp

Ashoka Lamp

1981
Designer
Ettore Sottsass, Italian, 1917-2007
Born: Innsbruck, Austria
Work Locations: Milan, Italy
Manufacturer
Memphis Srl, Est. 1980
Work Locations: Italy
Country
Italy
lamp
Painted metal
Funds from Frederick and Jan Mayer
1994.190

Ettore Sottsass, Ashoka Lamp, 1981. Painted metal; 34 × 30 × 3 1/4 in. Manufactured by Memphis Srl, Milan, Italy. Denver Art Museum: Funds from Frederick and Jan Mayer, 1994.190. © Ettore Sottsass

Dimensions
height: 34 in, 86.3600 cm; width: 30 in, 76.2000 cm; depth: 3.25 in, 8.2550 cm
Inscription
Metal plate: MEMPHIS MILANO E. SOTTSASS 1981 MADE IN ITALY
Department
Architecture and Design
Collection
Architecture and Design

Ettore Sottsass
Italian, born Austria, 1917-2007
Ashoka Lamp
1981
Painted metal
Manufactured by Memphis Srl, Milan
Funds from Frederick R. Mayer, 1994.190

Known Provenance
Purchased 31 January 1994 from (Memphis Srl), Milan by the Denver Art Museum.
Exhibition History
  • "Masterworks: Italian Design, 1960-1994" — Denver Art Museum, 6/11/1994 - 8/7/1994
  • “The Light Show” — Denver Art Museum, 5/19/2019 – 3/7/2021

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