26, black, woman
"The young Sottsass's first words were in German, 'Wie schone' ('How pretty') he said, pointing his finger. It was 1918; and he had just seen his first candlelit Christmas tree. In Scritto di Notte, his picaresque autobiography, Sottsass suggests that it was the first documented example of his habit of offering gratuitous and unsolicited aesthetic advice."
Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things by Deyan Sudjic