20th Century Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass defied the structure of his medium by fusing emotion and curiosity into commonplace objects. Curator Christian Larson fully demonstrates Sottsass’ eclectic practice with Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical, now on view at Met Breuer. A diverse collection of his multimedia work is presented in conversation with the objects and artifacts that influenced it, rendering an emotive experience. Stream-of-consciousness diary doodles complement Sottsass’ creations, while a dystopian film juxtaposes his whimsical design and evokes hopefulness despite political turmoil. The exhibit moves the viewer through Sottsass’ development: from function-first to concept-driven, modern to postmodern.