Architect and designer Ettore Sottsass has died aged 90, leaving behind a legacy of avante-garde design and practical, innovative products.

Born to architect Ettore Sottsass Senior in Innsbruck in 1917, Sottsass was known in the design world for his work with typewriter manufacturer Olivetti.

One of his most famous designs was the red Elea 9003 calculator.

In recent times he dedicated his working life to architecture, forming Sottsass Associati in Milan.

At the time of his death, Sottsass Associati’s website was down and no cause of death had been announced.

By staff writer