Maria Sanchez

After meeting Ettore Sottsass in 1985, collaborated with the Memphis Group designing the Squash ashtray—one of the smallest objects in the Memphis Milano collections—characterized by the typical overlapping of shapes and colors. She currently lives in Argentina, where she is a strategic design consultant for many companies and government administrations, and heads the Fondo Nacional de las Artes. Sanchez is also an academic researcher and teaches at several universities in Argentina, Mexico, Panama, and Chile. She is a permanent member of the International Council of the School of Architecture and Design of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey. She has collaborated on several publishing projects in Latin America.