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House of Love Ettore Sottsass Vase Bitosse  502

The portfolio of Ettore Sottsass is one that most designers would die for. He created a series of cult classics for Olivetti and Alessi, was the driving force behind the Memphis Collective, and his ‘totem’ ceramics have been much-emulated. His Vase 502 (pictured) is an investment piece, but its monochrome form makes it a timeless addition to any space. Available at French online boutique House o’ Luv, Sottsass is in good company; you can also buy work by Karim Rashid and Arik Levy. £455 approx. www.houseoluv.com