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Les mobiles de Paris se quema – Miluccia

Art Mobile(s)’ - by Paris se quema - Inspired by Bauhaus & Memphis art movements____

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Milan-based art and stationery brand founded by Angela Tomasoni and Matteo Carrubba, art directors of Officemilano. WS& applies the avant-garde aesthetics to all its products.

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CARLTON design by Ettore Sottsass. Carlton room divider, designed in 1981 by Ettore Sottsass, in wood and plastic laminate. The vivid colors and seemingly random interplay of solids and voids suggest.


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The Carlton room divider, 1981.  Photograph: © Ettore Sottsass and Barbara Radice

Ettore Sottsass: the godfather of Italian cool

ZOOM SUR… MICHELE DE LUCCHI - MyHomeDesign

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MICHELE De LUCCHI for MEMPHIS `Kristal` table, with circular yellow top over a cube with printed black and white `Micidial` design, on a sky blue enameled metal base.

Although you know it when you see it, it's hard to accurately describe Memphis design without resorting to specific 1980s pop cultural references. It's Pee-Wee's Playhouse meets Miami Vice. It's Saved By The Bell plus Beetlejuice. And it's all coming back, in a very big way.

Why a Once-Hated 1980s Design Movement Is Making a Comeback

Memphis-Milano Movement - Memphis Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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braxton and yancey: Memphis Group Design – Post-Modern Industrial Design Rocks The Establishment

George Sowden moved to Milano in 1970 where he started working with Ettore Sottsass and Olivetti. In 1981, he was one of the co-founders[1] of the Memphis Group, the design movement that had a significant impact on design aesthetics in the eighties. The same year he founded his design studio, SowdenDesign, and has since collaborated with numerous world famous companies, such as Olivetti, Alessi, Bodum, Guzzini, Lorenz, Steelcase, Swatch, Memphis, and Pyrex.

Postmodern- Italy 1981 Memphis "D'Antibes" cabinet with 2 shelves by George J.

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The first Write Sketch &’s collection is called Super! and is characterized by the Postmodernist Italian graphic style. Super Collection is composed by 4 coloured fun and ironic notebooks, full of patterns and hectic and expressive geometries.

Sottsass was best known as the founder of the early 1980s Memphis collective. The Memphis Group offered bright, colourful, shocking pieces. The colours they used contrasted the dark blacks and browns of European furniture. It may look dated today but at the time it looked remarkable. Their main aim was to reinvigorate the Radical Design movement. The group intended to develop a new creative approach to design.

"Like something out of a Dr Suess book, the mix of shapes and colors looks 'unreal'" ettore sottsass: memphis retrospective exhibition Design

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