Sottsass Ultrafragola mirror


Both in its name and in its sinuous shape, this evocative and erotic vanitas is an homage to women's sensuality by Ettore Sottsass. It was realised in materials that were unashamedly new: wavy vacuum-formed acrylic sheet and coloured neon light as opposed to the more traditional mirror made from gilded, carved wood. For Sottsass “Life is perceived by the senses before the intellect, and sexuality belongs to that sensorial vocabulary. He intended this piece to carry deep meaning and yet carry a modern simplicity. In the home the object would assume a ritual value, as if it had sprung from the ancient oriental cultures in to the present. Ultrafragola was the only production piece from the Mobili Grigi collection that Sottsass designed for Poltronova in 1970 yet still looks as fresh today.

6 ft. 4.8 in. Hx3 ft. 3.4 in. Wx5.12 in. D

195 cm Hx100 cm Wx13 cm D