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 realized in materials that were unashamedly new: wavy vacuum-formed acrylic sheet and colored 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 into the present.
40.5"W x 5"D x 77"H
Wavy vacuum-formed acrylic sheet and pink colored neon light.