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Memphis Rising: Rebel like it’s the ’80s

OCT 26, 2015 | By Aditi Gaitonde
Some loved it, some loathed it but no one could ignore it. Years later, all that post-modernist rebellion and radicalism has gained fresh momentum

Everybody loves a good comeback. This year, we welcome back the Memphis movement that was founded by Ettore Sottsass in the 1980s. The collective consisted of influential Italian designers and architects with a non-conformist approach that challenged the idea of conventionality in terms of shapes, colours and patterns.

Some loved it, some loathed it but no one could ignore it. Years later, all that post-modernist rebellion and radicalism has gained fresh momentum.

Revolutionise your interiors by utilising clashing hues and bold geometric patterns. Opt for madcap furniture that employs atypical shapes and bold hues with a purposeful yet spirited approach. For our setup, we made exaggerated curves, bright colours and graphical prints feel at home once again. The movement had no manifesto of its own and neither should you while embracing this playful trend.

For more cool ideas on how you can ace this trend, pick up our October-November 2015 issue, on stands now…