The final eye-popping furniture collection by the late Italian designer Ettore Sottsass is being shown for the first time at the Friedman Benda Gallery in New York.
The collection consists of a series of vibrantly painted cabinets inspired by the geometric paintings of Piet Mondrain and titled Un Piccolo Omaggio a Mondrian. Sottsass is prolific for his vivid use of colour and disregard of the boundaries between artistic disciplines, wishing to combine furniture and sculpture. He once said "When I was young all we ever heard about was functionalism, functionalism, functionalism...Design should be sensual and exciting,"
The exhibition runs until December 16.