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We always think we know everything there is to know about him, but we find out something new every time and new strands become incorporated into the complex creative universe that was Ettore Sottsass. His carefree childhood in the mountains, his travels to America, where he discovered industrial culture and the Beat Generation poets, the value of colour, the Olivetti years, his innumerable creative outlets, which included ceramic, glass, design and architecture. The information is supplied by Sottsass himself in three interviews, recorded at different times. This year marks the centenary of his birth, and the film consists of readings of his works by young actors from the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, along with interviews with people who knew him: Barbara Radice, who shared his life for 30 years, Arata Isozaki, the Japanese architect he met during his radical period, his partner in experimentation and the Memphis movement Michele De Lucchi, Nathalie du Pasquier and George Sowden. Last but not least, Johanna Grawunder, first his disciple then his assistant and collaborator at the Sottsass Associati studio, and Christoph Radl, graphic artist and art director with whom he crossed paths towards the end of the Eighties.




The film is part of THE FUTURE BEHIND US, the program presented by Milano Design Film Festival.

Free admission, registration required. The link is valid through July 7th.

JUN 29
Il Treno di Sottsass
Dir: Valeria Parisi
Italy, 2017, 50 min
In Italian/English with English subtitles

il treno di sottsass


Date: Da Tuesday, June 29, 2021 a Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Organized by : Italian Cultural Insitute

Entrance : Free