Memphis sounds like a perfectly normal name for a design movement. If it had been founded in the United States. But it wasn't. Instead, a few whimsical Italian furniture designers were listening to Bob Dylan when the name suddenly clicked — and it has certainly stuck. So what is this Memphis Design style that seems to be popping up everywhere, and where did it come from?
Michelle De Lucchis 'Flamingo' bedside table, Popular features of this period include the bold and geometric patterning, which is featured here, as well as the 'pop art' colouring of the table. Similar to that of the Memphis Design Style
Memphis Group Clock 1986: George Sowden, designer & architect, moved to Milano in 1970 where he started working with Ettore Sottsass and Olivetti. In 1981, He was one of the co-founders of the Memphis Group, the design movement that had a significant impact on design aesthetics in the eighties.