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image: 'Ultrafragola' mirror, Ettore Scottsass, 1970 by martinvazquez

'Ultrafragola' mirror, Ettore Scottsass, 1970

Both in its name and in its sinuous shape, this evocative and erotic ‘vanitas’ is a homage to Ettore Sottsass’s obsession for women. It was realised in materials that were unashamedly new: wavy vacuum-formed acrylic sheet and coloured neon light as opposed to the more traditional mirror made from gilded, carved wood. For Sottsass “Life is perceived by the senses before the intellect, and sexuality belongs to that sensorial vocabulary.” He intended this piece to carry deep meaning and yet...