Gio Schiano Totem Pottery “ELOGIO A SOTTSASS”

Gio Schiano Totem 5 Gio Schiano Totem Pottery  ELOGIO A SOTTSASS



Gio Schiano Totem Pottery  ”ELOGIO A SOTTSASS”


Le sculture Totem in ceramica,  ispirata a
livello formale dal grande maestro di Gio Schiano,
Ettore Sottsass, sono in realtà un riferimento alle ciminiere
della zona industriale di Napoli dove l’artista è cresciuto.
Si è trattato di esorcizzare quelle forme minacciose e cupe,
trasformandole in elementi colorati che trasmettono energia ed emozione.

Le forme ed i colori sono un chiaro riferimento al movimento Memphis del 1981 fondato appunto dal maestro Ettore Sottsass, insieme ai grandi del design mondiale, come Michele de Lucchi, Andrea Branzi, Alessandro Mendini, Aldo Cibic,  Michael Graves,  Martine Bedine, Natalie du Pasquier, George  Sowden, Marco Zanini.

Sono sculture in ceramica smaltate a forno, sono interamente prodotte in Italia in edizione limitata a marchio Moga.

Il gruppo Moga viene fondato dall’artista nel 2009 ed ha la mission di editare ceramiche di design realizzate su disegni di artisti/designer contemporanei.

Gio Schiano Totem Pottery  ”ELOGIO A SOTTSASS”



Sottsass Biography

Ettore Sottsass, prolific Italian designer and architect, wrote design history in the 20th century. Back in the 1970s, Ettore Sottsass was actively committed to the Italian avant-garde. A member of the radical design movement, Ettore Sottsass was a founding member of “Global Tools” in 1973. Along with Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Michele De Lucchi, and others, Ettore Sottsass established Studio Alchimia in 1976 but disputes with Alessandro Mendini led Ettore Sottsass to leave the group. Ettore Sottsass is the personification of boundless creativity. At the age of sixty-four, Ettore Sottsass joined much younger colleagues, including Michele De Lucchi, Marco Zannini, Barbara Radice, Aldo Cibic, and Matteo Thun in founding the Memphis group. The first Memphis show was put on at Arc `74, a Milan gallery, in 1981. Memphis formulated and practised a new aesthetic that ignored functionalist, rationalist, and even ergonomic aspects of design. Memphis designs are quirky, playfully creative, cheerfully colorful, and often unabashedly non-utilitarian. Ettore Sottsass studied architecture at Turin Polytechnic from 1935 until 1939 and opened “The Studio” in Milan in 1947. Between 1958 and 1980, Ettore Sottsass worked as a design consultant for Olivetti, designing quite a number of typewriters and calculators, including the 1959 “Elea 9003″ calculator. In 1972 Ettore Sottsass showed work at the exhibition “Italy: A New Domestic Landscape” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Throughout his career, Ettore Sottsass designed objects of glass and ceramics.








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