1984 - Meets Ettore Sottsass first time
After a phone call to Milan to his mentor, a “one-on-one” presentation to Ettore Sottsass Jnr. in London at the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Boilerhouse Design Gallery. The London launch for Memphis and this encounter, a turning point for David Shaw Nicholls career. What do you want from me? Sottsass……Come to Milan, to Domus Academy, I shall be there, and we take it from there.
“Letter to the young Designer” Allessandro Mendini DOMUS NO.650.
Excerpt “Portal” from portfolio prepared for Sottsass meeting. Nicholls new radical research on “Decoration” – Not a British Modernism.