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8 Striking Memphis-Inspired Designs

By Dwell @dwell
Published as:  Walking in Memphis For the last several years, designers have been toying with a distinctly un-minimalist vision of product design. Referencing the postmodern movement of the 1980s, they incorporate mixed geometries, primary colors, and pastiche material treatments. Slideshow Photo

The work of Italian designer Ettore Sottsass is experiencing something of a renaissance, so an auction of his personal archive is well-timed. Enter Christie’s, which put 80 pos- sessions from Sottsass’s Milan apartment up for private sale in December 2013. One fine example is a 1965 storage tower, which represents an early experiment with the totem silhouette that would later become a signature.

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