Posts tagged as 'Memphis'

The leaflet featuring Ettore Sottsass' 1972 'Mettsass' table

Ettore Sottsass, the late, much-acclaimed Italian designer and founder of the Memphis collective, originally designed this bold, painted steel-and-glass dining table in 1972. Now, 40 years later, the Spanish furniture manufacturer Bd Barcelona has just announced it is to relaunch the iconic design as part of company’s (also founded in 1972) 40th anniversary celebrations. (more…)

the exhibition is curated by Glenn Adamson and Jane Pavitt; © V&A images

It’s forty years since the love-it-or-hate-it, style-driven phenomenon that was postmodernism first emerged in architectural practice, soon manifesting itself in design, art, fashion and music. The V&A’s major new show, ‘Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–1990′, examines its vibrant, playful forms and, sometimes contradictory, meaning. (by Simon Cowell) (more…)

Wed 18.5.

The Milan Four: Alessandro Mendini

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 18.05.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Mobili per Uomo' ('Furniture for Man') by Alessandro Mendini for Bisazza, 1997–2008

In the second of our series of four interviews with four leading design figures from this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, Architonic meets Alessandro Mendini – designer, architect, writer, theorist and all-round provocateur. Mendini, who turns 80 this year, discusses, among other things, the importance of irony, the increasing lack of polemic in design, and why certain detractors of the 1980s postmodern Memphis movement might be talking ‘bullshit’. (by Simon Cowell)

 

to Simon Cowell’s interview with Alessandro Mendini on Architonic