Ettore Sottsass, the late, much-acclaimed Italian designer and founder of the Memphis collective, originally designed this bold, painted steel-and-glass dining table in 1972. Now, 40 years later, the Spanish furniture manufacturer Bd Barcelona has just announced it is to relaunch the iconic design as part of company’s (also founded in 1972) 40th anniversary celebrations.
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‘In the 70’s, Sottsass made many designs for BD. One of the first was this table baptised with the name “Mettsass”, which dates back to 1972.
The table Mettsass has not lost its personality with which Sottsass had designed some 40 years ago. BD has reproduced the structure with the same dimensions and colours.
‘The structure is made of flat sheets of steel, painted in red RAL 3001 or black. The glass is painted in the same color as the structure.’