Ashoka Lamp

1981

Object

Designer

Ettore Sottsass, Italian, 1917-2007
Born: Innsbruck, Austria
Work Locations: Milan, Italy

Manufacturer

Memphis Srl, Est. 1980
Work Locations: Italy

Country

Object Info

Object: lamp
Currently on view
Object ID: 1994.190

Medium/Technique

Painted metal

Credit

Funds from Frederick and Jan Mayer

More Info

Dimensions

height: 34 in, 86.3600 cm; width: 30 in, 76.2000 cm; depth: 3.25 in, 8.2550 cm

Department

Architecture and Design

Known Provenance

Purchased 31 January 1994 from (Memphis Srl), Milan by the Denver Art Museum.

Caption

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

Inscription

Metal plate: MEMPHIS MILANO E. SOTTSASS 1981 MADE IN ITALY

Extended Info

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

Exhibition History

  • "Masterworks: Italian Design, 1960-1994" — Denver Art Museum, 6/11/1994 - 8/7/1994
  • “Light” — Denver Art Museum, 5/19/2019 – 5/1/2020