Ettore Sottsass, Interio a Milano, Milan, Italy, 1957
Ettore Sottsass, Interio a Milano, Milan, Italy, 1957. (view in google maps)
“Interio a Milano”, as appears from the drawings is a single room of 60 square meters large, where the functions are distributed to entry, stay, living room and dining room placed near Cappuccino street. It was first project of Sottsass interiors in Milan. The different activities are separated by kind of walls. The walls weren’t the typical walls from the ground to the ceiling but they were looking like a part of the furniture. To make this separation Sottsass used materials, which have been used to make the furniture. That kind of separation gives the feeling that all the interior is uniform. As always Sottsass used a lot of vibrant colors like yellow and red.
The most important area of the house was the huge living room, with a mirror and shelf at the entrance. Sottsass designed in this area a huge blue column made of wood with painted glass on the surface. He put dark blue sofas to make all of the interior homogeneous.
- R.T. Labaco, Ettore Sottsass: Architect and Designer, Merrell Publishers, 2006
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