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Anti-Design: In 1981, Sottsass & a group of architects & designers, formed the Memphis Group, the name from Bob Dylan's "Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again". Memphis was launched with a collection of 40 pieces of colorful and ironic pieces of furniture, ceramics, lighting, glass and textiles which featured fluorescent colors, slick surfaces, intentionally lop-sided shapes and squiggly laminate patterns. Many of the key designers went on to work with world-famous design…

Anti-Design: In 1981, Sottsass & a group of architects & designers, formed the Memphis Group, the name from Bob Dylan's "Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again". Memphis was launched with a collection of 40 pieces of colorful and ironic pieces of furniture, ceramics, lighting, glass and textiles which featured fluorescent colors, slick surfaces, intentionally lop-sided shapes and squiggly laminate patterns. Many of the key designers went on to work with world-famous design…

ETTORE SOTTSASS “Park” coffee table, ca. 1983  Glass, metal, stone and black marble. Manufactured by UP & UP, Italy, for Memphis, Italy. 16 in. (40.6 cm) high, 51 1/4 in. (130 cm) diameter

ETTORE SOTTSASS “Park” coffee table, ca. 1983 Glass, metal, stone and black marble. Manufactured by UP & UP, Italy, for Memphis, Italy. 16 in. (40.6 cm) high, 51 1/4 in. (130 cm) diameter

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