In 1980 the postmodernist designer Ettore Sottsass gathered a group of like-minded designers. It was the birth of the Memphis Group. These are the fantastic interiors of two of those designers: George Sowden and Nathalie Du Pasquier.
This image shows you what the original Memphis trend was about. Now that’s a pretty impressive interior, no? It’s all about bright colours and impressive yet strange designs, like the impressive ‘Casablanca’: a cabinet that looks a bit like a cactus. Find it at 1stdibs.com.
This is a great example of how six quite different works of art can look fantastic together. Key is to choose an element that links them together: graphic elements are what binds these prints.
Looking for a striking interior? Put your Memphis inspired art against a wall with graphic wallpaper and choose frames in different colours to make them pop. Choose matching furniture for maximum effect.
Memphis can be sophisticated, by using soft colours and the same prints for your walls and pillows. Here you see Memphis Textures: a collection of prints and cushions inspired by the Memphis Group. You can buy it at memphistextures.bigcartel.com
See how a simple bookcase can get an impressive design look with the use of only one framed quirky print, some sophisticated accessories and a playful carpet. The colour combination is pretty awesome too.
Searching for more Memphis? Take a look at the designs by artist Camille Walala, whose works are influenced by Memphis and Pop Art. This coffee table and cushion are available at ariashop.co.
Images from: memphistextures.bigcartel.com, ariashop.co, etsy.com
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