Chocolat - Ettore Sottsass
Support: Ceramic, Wood
Height: 184 cm
Base: 47 cm
Depth: 47 cm
The message that Mirabili intends to portay involves well-known artist and designers, selected for their particular gifts and their poetic world, lending an innovative and sensitive contribution to the cultural image of the habitat as “Art of Living”. It is a collection which wants to communicate with art, by means of visions and emotions: a quality that justifies its meaningful presence in museums, art galleries and in collections of qualified collectors. New free art is becoming an eeryday item, even though is it abstract and poetic; it is changeable in that is applied without prejudices and circulated without inibitions through living spaces. It corresponds ever more to the idea and ideals of need. It enters dwellings not merely to be looked at, but also to interact in the life and with the wishes of people; not only to decorate but also to animate; it cannot be confined to a frame or a stand, and its challenge is to introduce fragments of aesthetic utopia beyond the temple of the Muses, into the home of man. MIRABILI was created in the mid eighties as the synthesis of the experiences and perceptions of Sergio Cammilli, a protagonist of Italian design of the sixties. Interaction with other experts and artists gave life to a theoretical, practical and productive laboratory, as an initial and highly original phenomenon in renewing the Art of Living with a modern feeling for the old.
Shipping and Delivery
SHIPPING METHOD, RETURN AND REFUND
We only ship with insured express courier. VAT and transport are not included in the price list. The insurance is included in the shipping costs and covers the entire value of the work. You are 100% guaranteed from theft or damage that may occurre during shipping. Before accepting the package, make sure it is intact and not wet. We recommend accepting with reserve.
Shipping costs and delivery time
Shipping costs are charged to the customer and are indicated separately on the order form and on the invoice, unless otherwise indicated. Orders shipped outside the European Union may be subject to import duties. Mirabili pays duties in advance for all orders shipped to the United States and Canada, so these customers are not subject to additional fees. Orders shipped outside the EU, the United States or Canada may be subject to import taxes. The purchased products will be delivered on working days by a selected courier (therefore excluding Saturdays, Sundays and local or national holidays) by the deadline indicated during check out.
What to do if the work arrives damaged
When the courier delivers the artwork to you, you must first make sure that the package is not broken or wet. However, we recommend accepting with reserve. If, once the package has been opened, the work should be damaged, you must contact us within 24 hours from the delivery date, sending us photos that clearly show the damage.
If the artwork is not as expected and intends to return it, it can do so within 10 days from the delivery date. By sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us on 0573 790066. The Return Authorization Form will be sent to you by email, without which your return will not be accepted and will be sent back. Then, he will have to carefully pack the work and send it to the address:
MIRABILI Art of living
Via Corticella 5/7/9
51039, Quarrata (PT), Italy
Shipping costs and risks are charged to the customer. After the return has arrived at our warehouse, it will be refunded within 10 days of receiving the artwork.
Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck, Austria, in 1917. In 1939 he graduated in architecture at the polytechnic in Turin.
In the postwar period he moved to Milan where he opened a professional studio of architecture and design. Already in the early fifties his international role in the renewal of planning culture was recognized. In 1958 he began cooperating with Olivetti as a design consultant which lasted more than twenty years. In 1959, among other things, he designed the Elea, the first Italian electronic calculator for Olivetti, and afterwards, several peripherals, machines for calculation systems and electric and portable typewriters, such as Praxis, Tekne, Editor and Valentine. During these years he started a long research on the use of ceramics to give form to objects conceived as catalysts of perception and cultural and psychic attention, that was able to urge the conscience of their gestures with their presence, and of attitude as regards the gestures which are performed using them.
In the 1950’s his cooperation as a design consultant with Poltronova increased such that he realized an experimental furniture series in laminated plastic with coloured strips, called Superbox, and another series in printed fibreglass, well-known as Mobili Grigi. In 1967, together with Fernanda Pivano and Allen Ginsberg, he founded the vanguard magazine Pianeta Fresco, for which well known leading American and European authors collaborate. In 1972 he participated in the exhibition “Italy”: the New Domestic Landscape” organized by the Museum of Modern Art of New York. His works, ceramics and furniture are present in the collections of the most important museums, such as the MOMA of New York, the Denver Art Museum, the Stockholm National Museum, the Glasgow Art Gallery Museum, the Montréal Museé Des Arts Décoratifs and the Pompidou Centre of Paris, which dedicated him a wide retrospective show in 1994.
Ettore Sottsass continues his personal research activities with projects, writings, drawings and the creation of furniture, objects and architecture.
How to buy
General conditions of Sale
OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT
These general conditions relate to the purchase of products or services, carried out remotely via the telematic network, from www.mirabili.it with headquarters in Via Corticella 5/7/9, 51039, Quarrata (PT), Italy. Each purchase transaction will be governed by the provisions of Legislative Decree 206 of 6 September 2005 (Consumer Code) and, in particular, of those referred to in Section II, Part II, Title III (distance contracts ) as well as, as regards the protection of personal data, by the provisions of Legislative Decree 30 June 2003, n.196.
VAT and transport are not included in the price list.
PURCHASE ORDER AND PERFECTION OF THE CONTRACT
The contract is finalized upon receipt by the Supplier of the purchase order of the selected products and / or services sent by the Customer on the website www.mirabili.it . Sending the online purchase order implies full knowledge by the Customer of these General and Payment Conditions and their acceptance. The Customer declares to have read all the information provided to him during the purchase procedure. If the customer is a consumer (i.e. a natural person acting for purposes unrelated to the business, commercial, artisanal or professional activity), once the purchase procedure is concluded, he will print or save an electronic copy or otherwise keep these conditions of sale also in compliance with the provisions of art. 52 and 53 of Legislative Decree 206/2005 on distance contracts. Any right of the Customer to compensation for damages or indemnity, as well as any contractual or non-contractual liability for damages, direct or indirect to people and / or things, deriving from the non-acceptance, even partial, of an order is expressly excluded.
The purchase of products and services for sale on the www.mirabili.it site are made at the price indicated therein, to be confirmed at the time of order confirmation, in addition to the transport costs. Before confirming the purchase, the total cost of each selected product, the total cost and transport costs will still be summarized.
PRICES AND PAYMENT
The payment of the price of the purchased products and the costs of the related transport must be made according to the methods chosen in the order phase: CREDIT CARD - PAYPAL - ADVANCE TRANSFER.
DELIVERY OF PRODUCTS AND SHIPPING COSTS
The delivery of the products will be made in the following ways chosen by the customer: - Free collection by the customer at Via Corticella 5/7/9, 51039, Quarrata (PT), Italy - Express Courier Delivery will be made to the address indicated by the Customer for shipping. The customer is required to verify that the package is intact, not damaged or wet. Only after this verification will the Customer accept the delivery. Once the delivery has been accepted, if the content inside the package is damaged, the Customer will have 24 hours from the delivery date to contact MIRABILI Arte d'Abitare and ask for a refund of the insurance, by sending photographs in which the damage it is clearly framed.
PROCESSING TIMES OF AN ORDER
The working days indicated in the product data sheets are indicative, and in any case not considered mandatory. However, Mirabili will take care of fulfilling orders as soon as possible, compatibly with the production times of the products purchased. The Company will not be responsible for any delays by couriers, attributable to external causes or force majeure. In this regard, the Customer declares to have been informed that the timing for the fulfillment of an order varies according to the type of processing and the quantity requested.
OF THE RIGHT OF WITHDRAWAL
The Customer has the right to withdraw from the contract concluded with the Seller, without any penalty and without specifying the reason, within ten (10) working days, starting from the day of receipt of the products purchased on www.mirabili.it . To exercise the right of withdrawal, the customer must send an email to email@example.com and wait for the return form which will be sent to the customer via email. Only when the customer has received the form, he can send the return. In no case will returns be accepted without the explicit request from the Customer and without the sending of the return form by the Company. The Customer assumes the costs and risks of returning the goods. Once the return has arrived at our warehouse, in via Corticella 5/7/9, 51039 Quarrata, Italy the Company will issue a refund within 10 working days
For all disputes concerning the interpretation or execution of the contract, the competent court will be the Court of Pistoia exclusively.