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Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917 and studied architecture at the Polytechnic of Turin before graduating in 1939. He was know as one of the initiators of the revolution in architecture and design which led away from the rigid functionalism of the years prior to and following the Second World War. In 1945 he worked for the Giuseppe Pagano group of Architects, before setting up his own office 'The Studio' in Milan in 1947. During the 1960s he designed several pieces of Anti-Design Furniture that were manufactured by Poltronova. Sottsass has worked closely with Alessi (Nuovo Milano Cutlery) and lighting company Artemide throughout his extensive career.

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Kartell Memphis Stool

Kartell Memphis Stools & Vase

Was: £204.00

Now: £163.20

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Artemide Pausania Table Lamp

Artemide Pausania LED Table Lamp

Was: £887.00

Now: £753.95

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Artemide Callimaco Floor Lamp

Artemide Callimaco LED Floor Lamp

Was: £1,172.00

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I have rarely experienced such excellent quality advice, support and reliability. Your staff communicate effectively and helpfully. I am a truly satisfied customer. I love my String Shelving and I will not hesitate to return to Utility for my next purchase. Thank you!

Oct 24th 2019 | Sarah

Your customer service has been fantastic. I'm seriously impressed. Really pleased to be able to place the bigger order and make your time worthwhile. I think I need to send you a medal!

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Jun 28th 2019 | Jo

I couldn't be happier with the custom made sofa bought through the online store. It is perfect and made all the more enjoyable by buying it through the guys at utility. Ben and Paul who delivered the sofa were amazing, kind and really helpful in a difficult situation (of course the lift broke when I was getting something delivered). Would highly recommend!

Aug 13th 2019 | Holly

Just wanted to message and say that I'm a big fan of the Utility Stores and the types of products you guys sell. I work close by to the Manchester store at University Green, so I'm popping in a fair bit generally for cards, gifts, etc. I just nipped in again this afternoon about one product I'd bought earlier and the staff were super helpful and attentive. It made it really easy, and I was in and out in no time.

Aug 13th 2019 | Richard

Just wanted to drop you guys a quick note to say how happy I am with the service I have had. Especially the two guys who delivered/carried into an awkward space/built/then took away the packaging, not to mention then gave me a lift into town. Thank you. Plus the sofa looks amazing. I will definitely be using you guys more in the future and will highly recommend you to anyone who will listen.

Sep 13th 2019 | Luke

Thank you for all your help and customer service, the Eames Lounge Chair arrived yesterday and I love it.

Nov 1st 2019 | Ross

Comment: I just wanted to say that Esther on the checkout in the L1 store made my day today she was so friendly

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