• It is important to realize that whatever we do or design has iconographic references, it comes from somewhere; any form is always metaphorical, never totally metaphysical; it is never a 'destiny' but always a fact with some kind of historical reference. To put an object on a base means to monumentalize it, to make everyone aware it exists.

    Barbara Radice, Ettore Sottsass (1993). “Ettore Sottsass: A Critical Biography”, Rizzoli International Publications