Vintage 1990s Ettore Sottsass for Marutomi Silene Melamine Desk Tray Accessory NOS


Small tray (says ashtray on the paperwork) by Italian designer and architect Ettore Sottsass who always had a special interest in the stationery field.

Sottsass, for whom the past 5 years have shown a renewed period of interest, is known for his key role in the work of Milan based design and architecture group Memphis during the 1980s - famous for its oddball, wonderful and bizarre geometric and colorful patterned aesthetics and the use of laminate and plastic materials.

These small trinket trays, made in Japan in collaboration with Marutomi, are made of dense and heavyweight plastic speckled melamine and phenol resin which feels much the same as bakelite, but harder.

A useful object for putting away a clips and bits on one's desk. These tray can be stacked.

Made in 1998, this item, now discontinued is a collector's item and in limited availability.
Packed in its original presentation box including information about the designer.

Sold as single, available in multiples. Free shipping to the lower 48 states.

90 x 90 x 28 mm

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