Ettore Sottsass Jr. (1917-2007) has endured as one of the most significant and influential post-war architect-designers, whose idiosyncratic and versatile talents have guided a modern understanding of the relevance of Design. Fluent across all categories of expression, from architecture to craft, Sottsass was a unique personality that was able to synthesize seemingly disparate influences to render his own distinctive and highly painterly design vocabulary – one that was invested with symbolism and metaphor – erasing the distinctions that were perceived to exist between the fine and the decorative arts.