Thursday, April 26, 2018

Memphis school (1980s)


on December 11, 1980, ettore sottsass organised a meeting with designers, and in 1981 formed a design collaborative named Memphis.


the name comes after bob dylan's "stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues again."


ettore sottsass maui house, 1997

they drew inspiration from such movements as Art Deco and Pop Art, 1950s Kitsch and futuristic themes.


what do we see?

1- cheap materials,
2- ephemeral design,
3- be garish,
4- asymmetrical shapes,
5- kitsch Deco, kitsch Pop,

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