this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all
this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all.
this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all.
this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

digital one, consider for a moment how this
cupboard/sideboard by Ettore Sottsass Jr.,
differs from that of the furniture we recently
studied by Carlo Bugatti. Be prepared to
discuss it. both names are linked





















In 1980, Ettore Sottsass, Jr., one of the senior
Italian designers of the time, founded the Milan
design cooperative Memphis with two colleagues,
Andrea Branzi and Allesandro Mendini. Memphis
pieces, such as the "Casablanca" cabinet displayed
here, were self-consciously flamboyant riffs on the
postmodern design then in vogue. Although the
cooperative lasted only for five years, its risky
exuberance expanded the boundaries of modern
furniture and continues to influence designers today.

3 comments:

David said...

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David said...

Other great articles and designs on the site as well.

Radio Free Pescado said...

thanks Davido