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”.

"Bay" table lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis 1983

"Ivory" pedestal table by Ettore Sottsass jr. 1985 using a mix of materials in metal, glass and plastic laminate designs and shapes. ø48 cm x h. 100 cm

(Reblogged from design-is-fine)

FYI: Memphis Lots at Rago Auction Sept.14th

"Rivieria" wool carpet by Nathalie du Pasquier in 1983. Wool 6’ x 8’. Her other two Memphis carpets are "Arizona" and "California". This one was bought in 1985 at Arc’74 in Milan.

Thanks to Wava Carpenter at L’ArcoBaleno for the post about Memphis design.