Poltronova | October 2021

In October 2021 Simone Begani exhibited a series of objects and furnishings produced by the Poltronova factory, founded by Sergio Cammilli in Agliana in 1957. All the works on display were created between the early sixties and early seventies and are part of a larger collection carried out by the gallery over the years, including works by Superstudio, Archizoom, Mario Ceroli, Giovanni Michelucci, Sergio Asti, and others. Among the works, the projects by Ettore Sottsass stand out: some examples of the Dado series from 1963; the Cometa lamp from the Mobili Grigi series designed for Poltronova in 1969; the Super Loto black granite table from 1971; Yantra ceramics and other furniture and components. Angelo Mangiarotti is present with the Multiuse rosewood and aluminum bookcases from 1965. Gae Aulenti exhibits the Locus Solus garden set from 1964 and a very rare prototype of a central chest of drawers designed in 1963 and never entered into production. Alongside the furnishings by Poltronova, the gallery showcases some sculptural and pictorial works from the Italian thirties. These include a painting by Mario Sironi and a Cerere sandstone sculpture.

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super loto Ettore Sottsass

ETTORE SOTTSASS, Super Loto, Poltronova 1971
ETTORE SOTTSASS, Marabù, Short Stories 2003
GAE AULENTI, Locus Solus, Poltronova 1964

Gae Aulenti

GAE AULENTI, Chest of Drawers, Poltronova 1964; ETTORE SOTTSASS, Umbrella Stand and Planter, Poltronova 1960; ETTORE SOTTSASS, Sandretta, Poltronova, 1965

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GAE AULENTI, Chest of Drawers, Poltronova 1964
Ettore Sottsass

ETTORE SOTTSASS, Dado, Poltronova 1963

Ettore Sottsass Poltronova
ETTORE SOTTSASS, Umbrella Stand, Poltronova 1961
Ettore Sottsass Poltronova
ETTORE SOTTSASS, Planter, Poltronova, 1961
Yantra Sottsass Mangiarotti

ANGELO MANGIAROTTI, Multiuse, Poltronova 1965
ETTORE SOTTSASS, Yantra di Terracotta Y31, Poltronova 1969
ETTORE SOTTSASS, Yantra di Terracotta Y32, Poltronova 1969

Yantra Sottsass

ANGELO MANGIAROTTI, Multiuse, Poltronova 1965
ETTORE SOTTSASS, Yantra di Terracotta Y23, Poltronova 1969
ETTORE SOTTSASS, Yantra di Terracotta Y28, Poltronova 1969
ETTORE SOTTSASS, Yantra di Terracotta Y10, Poltronova 1969

Gae Aulenti locus souls

GAE AULENTI, Locus Solus, Poltronova 1964
ETTORE SOTTSASS, Yantra di Terracotta YP1, Poltronova 1969
ETTORE SOTTSASS, Fruit Bowl, EAD 1978

Cerere, sandstone sculpture, late thirties
ETTORE SOTTSASS, Cometa, Poltronova 1970