This exhibition celebrates the centennial of Ettore Sottsass’s birth with rare works from pivotal early and late moments of his career. Works on view include examples of furniture, lighting, glass, and ceramic objects, offering a view of archetypal forms and materials from noted projects. Cabinet no. 81 showcases the complexity of form and surface through its deconstructed elements and stunning wood veneer. Juxtaposed with a rare, early cabinet from 1964, the formal connections between these two exceptional works become apparent despite the forty years between them. Several institutional exhibitions will highlight Sottsass this year, including the Stanze del Vetro, Venice, which will feature the designer’s achievements in glass this spring. In the summer and fall, both the Met Breuer, New York, and the Triennale di Milano will present major surveys of Sottsass’s life and work.