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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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Even those who find the average Memphis imagery a bit too exuberant, can find something to their liking. The colour scheme of this simple graphic print by Etsy shop Deltanova is a subtle wink to Memphis.

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