Casablanca Sideboard

Memphis, Milan, Italydesigned 1981

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

"Casablanca" sideboard, wood covered with plastic laminate. Tall, rectangular cabinet with differently angled arm-like shelves (in red and black) extending from each side, and another attached to the top reading like a crown. The framework is wood, entirely covered with a brightly patterned decorative plastic laminate in individual sections of white, red and yellow, mottled with black, with a black base. The cabinet front with a small tilting door at base (black), three drawers (black and yellow) above, and a large two-door (black and white) section (with four drawers inside) from the middle to the top.CONDITION - generally good except for a tiny loss to laminate at upper most corner proper rear; proper left door sticks out slightly towards top; and wood framework shows through to proper right of top yellow drawer at joint (faulty construction).


  • Title: Casablanca Sideboard
  • Date Created: designed 1981
  • Location Created: Italy
  • Type: Furniture
  • Rights: Gift of Furniture of the 20th Century, Inc.
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/110401/Casablanca_Sideboard
  • Medium: Wood, plastic laminate
  • Signed: no signature
  • Markings: on back of lower small black cabinet: "1981 /ETTORE /SOTTASS /MADE IN ITALY" printed in white.
  • Maker: Memphis, Milan, Italy
  • Inscribed: no inscriptions
  • Dimensions: 90 1/2 x 59 x 15 3/4 in. (229.9 x 149.9 x 40 cm)
  • Collection: Decorative Arts
  • Accession number: 83.104

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