Tawaraya Ring by Masanori Umeda (1981)

With its dynamic forms and vibrant colours, the work of the Memphis group transcended all the rules of functionalism and perceived 'good taste' in design.

From their first exhibition in 1981 to when they broke up in 1988, the young designers and architects of Memphis, with Italian legend Ettore Sottsass as their leader, produced a range of furniture and other objects - lamps, ceramics, clocks, fabrics and glassware - that demonstrated a breathtaking scope of expressionism that has not been seen since.

On the occasion of the groups 40th anniversary we are delighted to welcome Memphis Milano and its sister label, Post Design to Jane Richards Interiors. Available in-store and online now.

Ashoka Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass (1981)

Bel Air Armchair by Peter Shire (1982)

Tahiti Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass (1981)

Carlton Room Divider/Bookcase by Ettore Sottsass (1981)

Alpha Centauri Vase by Marco Zanini (1982)

Treetops Floor Lamp by Ettore Sottsass (1981)

Images copyright of Saint Laurent

May 27, 2021 — John Richards

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