Juče smo pričali o Peter Judsonu, Memphis Grupi i Ettore Sottsassu. Danas nastavljamo sa istom temom, ovaj put reč je projektu Lauren Rolwing (sećate se njenih fashion ilustracija iz ovog C.I.L.-a?) - If I lived in Ettore Sottsass' Neighborhood…
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Ettore Sottsass was an Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. In Italy in 1981,
Sottsass and some fellow designers and architects founded the Memphis Group named after Bob Dylan's song,
"Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again".
Nathalie Du Pasquier was a founding member of the Memphis group, and is known for her
ingenious pattern designs that are colorful, explosive, and exuberant.
Ettore Sottsass' Tahiti Lamp is made fro inexpensive materials like plastic and metal,
but the creativity of its unconventional bird-like character is considered a symbol of the entire Memphis Movement. Its style is polar opposite from the rationalism of the 1970s, and lead to Memphis being described
as a mix between Bauhaus and Fisher-Price.
Memphis patterns and shapes are undeniably linked to the 1980s. The shapes of the pieces
were exuberant and colorful. Pieces featured sharp angles and interesting curves.
Martine Bedin designed The Super Lamp, which was inspired by her childhood travels. When Sottsass first saw the drawing, he asked her to explain it. She talked about wanting to design furniture she could take with her."I can carry it behind me like a dog", she said.
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