Memphis style

And then suddenly, you find yourself standing in Memphis-paradise..!

I was on the road to pick up a lovely ‘luck’ sofa by Toshiyuki Kita (Cassina) when all of a sudden I was in the midst of some lovely Memphis-design Icons.

The least I could do is to share some pictures with you on my website, so please enjoy!!

What Was the Memphis Group?

After the inaugural meeting, the group decided that they would meet again in February 1981. The members brought over 100 drawings with them, picturing a variety of bold, colorful designs with multiple stylistic influences.

The Memphis Group went on to create furniture, fabrics, patterns, ceramics and other products in a distinctly Postmodern style that blended stylistic traits of 1950s kitsch, Art Deco, and Pop Art.

The Memphis Group went on to create furniture, fabrics, patterns, ceramics and other products in a distinctly Postmodern style that blended stylistic traits of 1950s kitsch, Art Deco, and Pop Art.

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What Is the Memphis Style?

As the Memphis Style is a mish-mash of various design styles that were popular during the 1980s, it can look a little confused at best, and downright bonkers at worst! It’s a real Marmite design style—individuals tend to either completely love it or loathe it.

Whether you think the outlandish designs of the Memphis Style are awesome or simply bad taste, you can’t deny the influence of the Memphis Group on graphic design and interior design today.

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