Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917.
In 1939 he graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Torino
One of the most influential and important figures of the last century, Architect and Designer, he has participated in all radical movements whether created from the 70s and 80s.
In 1981 he founded the Memphis group, a group that has radically changed the scenario of Italian and world design.
Honored with numerous international awards, was winner of the Golden Compass in 1959.
He designed the first laptop "Valentina" by Olivetti.
He died in 2007 at the age of 90 years.