The “Juliette” chair by Massimo Iosa-Ghini 1987 showing his “Bolidismo” design movement.

Original black and white Memphis room design lithographs by George J. Sowden ‘83 showing his Palace chairs, Oberoi chair, Savoy cabinet, D’Antibes cabinet and Oriental bed.

"First" chairs by Michele de Lucchi for Memphis ‘83.

Ettore Sottsass with writer Barbara Radice who was the “cultural art director” of the Memphis Group.

"Mimosa" end table by Sottsass for Memphis-Milano in 1984. 16.5" sq. plastic laminate and glass top.

(Reblogged from soudasouda)

The “Ashoka” lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis 1981 inspired by Sottsass’ India travels.

Happy Birthday! 14 Settembre 1917
Nasce Ettore Sottsass, architetto e designer italiano
Nell’immagine: Libreria Carlton, 1981, divenuta simbolo della produzione del gruppo Memphis

"Bertrand" sideboard/console by Massimo Iosa Ghini in 1987 is an example of his Bolidismo Movement featured in Terrazzo in the Fall of 1988 . Made of lacquered wood and chromium-plated metal (79.4 x 186.1 x 55.2 cm)

Bolidismo was a short-lived design trend from the Itlaian “bolide”, an old word for asteroid or shooting star like a comet moving forward. Influenced by Italian Futurism and American Streamline Art Moderne.

"Freemont" sideboard cabinet by Ettore Sottsass jr. in 1985 made of veneer, plastic laminate and wood with gold gilt finish. 75”x24”x72”.