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Ettore Sottsass Phone, Enorme Telephone, Year 1986 Memorabilia

CONNECTIBLE ART

Condition : New
Availability: In stock
SKU: K01898
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€5,546.50 excl tax
€6,655.80 incl tax
( £5,000.00 excl tax )

CONNECTIBLE ART 

PRESERVE THE GREAT ITALIAN HERITAGE OF ETTORE SOTTSASS AND THE LEGACY OF ENORME CORPORATION - ITALY 

VERY RARE EDITION 



Item
Ettore Sottsass Phone, Enorme Telephone, Year 1986 (New - Ple. Read Condition Note)

Condition
The telephone is still brand new in the box though the top of the box and the paper wraparound for the box are missing, and there is some wear & tear on the lower section of the box and the styrofoam inserts. Apart from that, the phone headset and base are still sealed in plastic, the cables are still sealed in place inside the box, and the instructions are still new and in their place on the bottom section of the box. A set of batteries is supposed to be included from the factory though we are not sure if the batteries are present or not. They may possibly be in the base unit though since the base is still sealed, we have not open the base to be able to inspect it, so we just assume that the successful buyer may possibly need to purchase some batteries, if expecting to be used as a daily telephone Vs collectible.

Rarity
Only few examples were produced and no longer in circulation. Only able to see in Art Gallery & Museums. 

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) USA
Web Link : https://www.moma.org/collection/works/3867 

The RISD Museum USA
Web Link : https://risdmuseum.org/art-design/collection/enorme-telephone-200737 

For
Collectors with special interest in historic Italian Ettore Sottsass and Enorme Corporation - Italy.

About Ettore Sottsass
1917 – 2007 : Was an Italian architect and designer during the 20th century. His body of work included furniture, jewellery, glass, lighting, home objects and office machine design, as well as many buildings and interiors.

About Enorme Corporation
The Enorme telephone was the result of a collaboration between Sottsass and his friend David Kelley, founder of the design firm IDEO. ... To produce the telephone, the two formed the Enorme Corporation with a third friend, Jean Pigozzi. Early 1980s - 1990.

Caveat Emptor (Sold as is)
This item is presented here for sale acquired directly from a long-term collector in New condition. Sale is final and returns are not accepted.


WHAT'S IN THE BOX

  • Ettore Sottsass Phone
  • Ettore Base
  • Phone Cable
  • Documentation
  • Interior Retail Packing
  • Original Retail Box with Serial Number
 
Products specifications
General
Model No Ettore Sottsass Phone
Body
Dimensions 5.7 x 19.3 x 10.2 cm
Other
Year Announced 1986