Exhibition at the Esprit Headquarters in Ratingen
Ettore Sottsass
Glass objects

Exhibition: Ettore Sottsass in Ratingen

A comprehensive exhibition of the more recent works by Ettore Sottsass has been on display in the new Esprit Headquarters in Ratingen since March 26, 2004. The work of the 86 year-old artist, designer and architect can be seen until June 27, 2004.


The cooperation between Esprit and Sottsass began in 1982. He designed the Esprit stores and showrooms worldwide as well as the former headquarters in Düsseldorf. The artist was an important partner of Esprit during the development of today's lifestyle brand.

The exhibition shows objects from the past 25 years. Five scenic arrangements for furniture, glass and silver works, installations and architectural designs are on display. What's special about them is that the pieces are exhibited in a building designed by Sottsass. Heinz Krogner, Esprit Deputy Chairman and Group CEO, says he wants to honor Sottsass' lifetime achievements, to which Esprit owes very much.