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Galerie Sommerlath

Green and Purple Oval Memphis Design Mirror

Green and Purple Oval Memphis Design Mirror

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This piece features a mirror framed with dark purple and olive green glass triangles.
Memphis Design is a new style that only starts in 1980. The 80s was a period of eclectic transformation, where previous trends were rejected but borrowed from, and new unusual technologies, materials, and futuristic influences began to feature. The design movement began with a meeting in Milan, Italy, where designer Ettore Sottsass founded the ‘Memphis Design group named after a Bob Dylan song.

Like most art, the movement was a counterargument against the rigidity of modern and minimalism. Instead, Memphis Designers wanted to bring out the ‘radical, funny and outrageous’ – blending Art Deco geometry with pop art style colors and 1950s furniture chic.

The success of the group debuted in 1981 at the Salone del Mobile of Milan, and found a big fan in Karl Lagerfield and subsequently David Bowie, who collected more than 400 pieces. While the style never really entered the mainstream thanks to its unashamedly unusual nature, it did appear in popular culture in films and TV shows such as Back to the Future II and Saved by the Bell.

PERIOD: Late 20th Century
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 60" Width: 30" Depth: 1.50"
CREATOR: Memphis Group (Designer)

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