The Memphis group comprised of Italian designers and architects who created a series of highly influential products in the 1980′s. They disagreed with the conformist approach at the time and challenged the idea that products had to follow conventional shapes, colours, textures and patterns.The Memphis group was founded in 1981. One of the leading members of the group Ettore Sottsass called Memphis design the ‘New International Style’.Memphis was a reaction against the slick, black humorless design of the 1970′s. It was a time of minimalism with such products as typewriters, buildings, cameras, cars and furniture all seeming to lack personality and individualism. Well that’s the history lesson out the way and here is some of Tims latest work from Domus inspired by the above, always good to work with Timmy, me him, some good coffee and us two talking product design, cars, soul music and the odd picture here and there.
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