Cartier design by Ettore Sottsass
The monograph, which accompanies the spectacular Milanese exhibition, presents Cartier’s extraordinary art collection through a selection of jewels, watches and objects seen through the eyes of a great master of Italian design: Ettore Sottsass. The three hundred and fifty pieces – jewels, watches, accessories, art objects – were in fact selected by Sottsass, who managed to convey and enhance the incredible qualities of Cartier objects that combine preciousness of workmanship, refined elegance and the highest level of design, beauty. , technology and the art of form.
Born in Austria in 1917, Ettore Sottsass was a consultant designer for Olivetti for over 30 years, for which he designed the first electronic calculator and various typewriters, such as Praxis and Valentina. In 1981 he founded the Memphis group, which soon became a symbol and reference point for the new avant-garde design. His works are present in some of the major museums in the world, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London