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Memphis Style Porcelain Cocktail Accessories by Matteo Thun
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
A contemporary manufacture set of porcelain Memphis-style cocktail accessories after designs by
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Matteo Thun Memphis Milano Pair of 'Onega' Cocktail Cups
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Milano, Memphis Group
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
A pair of white porcelain 'Onega' cocktail cups, designed by Matteo Thun in 1982 for the Memphis
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

CHAD Teapot, Designed by Matteo Thun in 1982. For the collection Memphis Milano.
By Memphis Group, Matteo Thun, Memphis Milano
Located in Beirut, LB
created for Memphis, turned and shaped by hand. The attention of the observer is caught not by the color
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

Peter Shire Post Modernist Memphis Design Ceramic Teapot
By Peter Shire
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Spouted teapot created by Los Angeles artist and designer of the Memphis Group, Peter Shire. Teapot
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

1980s Marco Zanini for Bitossi Memphis Milano Black and Blue Ceramic Teapot
By Memphis Group, Marco Zanini
Located in Aci Castello, IT
designed works for all collections. He designs ceramics, jewellery, furniture and objects in blown glass
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Rare Set of 4 Porcelain Cups Design by Kato Kogei Postmodern Memphis Japan
By Kato Kogei
Located in San Diego, CA
Great and rare set of 4 cups designed by Kato Kogei, Fujimori Progression Collection, an original
Category

20th Century Japanese Post-Modern Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Squash Ashtray, by Maria Sanchez from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Maria Sanchez, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Squash Ashtray is made in ceramic, and is one of the smallest objects in the Memphis Milano
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Ladoga White Porcelain Cocktail Glass, by Matteo Thun from Memphis Milano
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Ladoga vase or goblet, was originally designed by Matteo Thun for Memphis in 1982, and it takes
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Glass

Materials

Porcelain

Squash Gold Ashtray, by Maria Sanchez from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Maria Sanchez, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Squash Gold Ashtray in ceramic was originally designed in 1985 by Maria Sanchez for Memphis
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Squash Purple Ashtray, by Maria Sanchez from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Milano, Memphis Group, Maria Sanchez
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Squash Purple Ashtray in ceramic was originally designed in 1985 by Maria Sanchez for Memphis
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Squash Yellow Ashtray, by Maria Sanchez from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Milano, Memphis Group, Maria Sanchez
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Squash Yellow Ashtray in ceramic was originally designed in 1985 by Maria Sanchez for Memphis
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Chad Teapot, by Matteo Thun from Memphis Milano
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Arts appoints him to the Chair of Product Design and Ceramics in 1982. Terminates his work with Memphis
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

Squash Light Blue Ashtray, by Maria Sanchez from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Milano, Memphis Group, Maria Sanchez
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
1980s a member of the Memphis Group. She currently lives in Argentina. She is a Strategic Design
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Onega White Porcelain Cup, by Matteo Thun from Memphis Milano
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Design and Ceramics in 1982. Terminates his work with Memphis and founds his own Studio Matteo Thun in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Matteo Thun Memphis Milano Hors d'oeuvre Set
By Memphis Group, Matteo Thun, Memphis Milano
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
A Memphis style porcelain tray set for hors d'oeuvres, designed by Matteo Thun in 1982 for the
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Kariba Fruit Bowl, by Matteo Thun from Memphis Milano
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Milano, Memphis Group
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
appoints him to the Chair of Product Design and Ceramics in 1982. Terminates his work with Memphis and
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Porcelain

Rucola Ceramic Plate, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
, expanding the creative limits of the industry. Memphis became a symbol of New Design. Its influence is still
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Broccoli Fruit Bowl, by Marco Zanini from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Milano, Memphis Group, Marco Zanini
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Ceramic three-level fruit bowl originally designed by Marco Zanini in 1985 for Memphis Milano. The
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Ceramic

Colorado Ceramic Teapot, by Marco Zanini from Memphis Milano
By Marco Zanini, Memphis Milano, Memphis Group
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
limits of the industry. Memphis became a symbol of New Design. Its influence is still clear in various
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic

Potato Ceramic Tray, by George Sowden from Memphis Milano
By George Sowden, Memphis Milano, Memphis Group
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
-founders of the Memphis Group, the design movement that had a significant impact on design aesthetics in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Indivia Ceramic Plate, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Milano, Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
industry. Memphis became a symbol of New Design. Its influence is still clear in various sectors of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Manitoba White Porcelain Tray, by Matteo Thun from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Milano, Matteo Thun, Memphis Group
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
studio. Co-founding member in 1981 of Memphis Group, the design movement that so shaped events in the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Memphis Milano Postmodern Silk Necktie by Massimo Giacon
By Massimo Giacon, Memphis Milano
Located in Ferndale, MI
fashion, Massimo Giacon nails a sophisticated yet fun necktie design for the Memphis Milano Design Group
Category

Vintage 1980s Post-Modern Barware

Materials

Silk

Memphis Milano Postmodern Silk Necktie by Andrea Branzi
By Andrea Branzi, Memphis Milano
Located in Ferndale, MI
Italian silk necktie by Andrea Branzi, circa 1984. An original Memphis Milano design with shades of
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Barware

Materials

Silk

Lettuce White Ceramic Dinner Plate, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
founded the Memphis group, a group that has radically changed the scenario of Italian and world design
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Beltegeuse in Yellow Blown Glass by Marco Zanini for Memphis Milano Collection
By Marco Zanini, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
, and designed works for all the collections. He designs ceramics, jewelry, furniture, and blown-glass
Category

2010s Glass

Materials

Blown Glass

Labrador Brass-Plated Silver Sauce-Boat, by Andrea Branzi from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Andrea Branzi
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Design at the Politecnico di Milano. Memphis is the great cultural phenomenon of the 1980s that
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Brass, Silver

Cauliflower Fruit Bowl, by Nathalie du Pasquier from Memphis Milano
By Nathalie du Pasquier, Memphis Milano, Memphis Group
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Cauliflower ceramic fruit bowl was originally designed in 1985 for Memphis Milano by the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Ceramic

Murmansk Silver Plated Brass Fruit Bowl, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Milano, Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
designs produced by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis in 1982. The sleek bowl is plated silver over brass, and
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Brass, Silver

Celery Serving Plate, by Michele De Lucchi from Memphis Milano
By Michele de Lucchi, Memphis Milano, Memphis Group
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
side-by-side with a personal exploration of architecture, design, technology and crafts. Memphis is
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Beltegeuse in Light Blue Blown Glass by Marco Zanini for Memphis Milano Collecti
By Memphis Milano, Marco Zanini
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
, and designed works for all the collections. He designs ceramics, jewelry, furniture, and blown-glass
Category

2010s Glass

Materials

Blown Glass

CASSIOPEA Glass in Clear and Blue by Marco Zanini for Memphis Milano collection
By Marco Zanini, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
with Ettore Sottsass in Milan. Zanini was one of the co-founders of Memphis in 1981, and designed works
Category

2010s Glass

Materials

Blown Glass

Tomato Ceramic Serving Platter, by Michele De Lucchi from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Michele de Lucchi, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Tomato Serving platter was originally designed in 1985 by Michele De Lucchi in ceramic, for Memphis
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

20th Century Ettore Sottsass Centerpiece mod Murmansk for Memphis, 1980s
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in Turin, Turin
designed by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis in 80s. Original brandmark as shown in photos. Published in: R. T
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Silver

Matteo Thun Whimsical Memphis Tea Pot
By Matteo Thun
Located in New York, NY
Tea Pot “Columbina Superba” Designed for Alessio Sarri, Sesto Fiorentino Printed to underside
Category

20th Century Italian Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Matteo Thun Whimsical Memphis Tea Pot
Matteo Thun Whimsical Memphis Tea Pot
H 11.3 in W 9 in D 5.5 in
Memphis Milano Postmodern Silk Necktie by Massimo Iosa Ghini
By Massimo Iosa Ghini, Memphis Milano
Located in Ferndale, MI
An Italian silk necktie with a colorful scribble-like design by Massimo Iosa Ghini, circa 1985. The
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Barware

Materials

Silk

Ontario Pepper Shaker in White Porcelain by Matteo Thun for Memphis Milano Colle
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Design and Ceramics. In 1984 he opened his own studio in Milan. In 2001 he founded Matteo Thun + Partners
Category

2010s Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Superior Toothpick Holder in White Porcelain by Matteo Thun for Memphis Milano C
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Design and Ceramics. In 1984 he opened his own studio in Milan. In 2001 he founded Matteo Thun + Partners
Category

2010s Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Michigan Salt Cellar in White Porcelain by Matteo Thun for Memphis Milano Collec
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Design and Ceramics. In 1984 he opened his own studio in Milan. In 2001 he founded Matteo Thun + Partners
Category

2010s Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Postmodern Memphis Design Hanging Spice Rack by Copco
By Copco
Located in San Diego, CA
A very cool postmodern / memphis design hanging spice rack by Copco, circa 1980s. The piece is in
Category

20th Century American Post-Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Plastic

Anchorage Silver Plated Brass Teapot, by Peter Shire from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Milano, Peter Shire
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
industry. Memphis became a symbol of New Design. Its influence is still clear in various sectors of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Brass, Silver

1980s Ice Bucket in the style of the Memphis Movement by Georges Briard USA
By Georges Briard, Memphis Group
Located in London, GB
design is inspired by the Pop Art movement but also the Memphis movement. Founded in Milan in 1980 by
Category

Vintage 1980s Japanese Post-Modern Tableware

Materials

Aluminum

Sugar Bowl & Spoon Designed by Michael Graves for Alessi Memphis Era
By Alessi, Michael Graves (b.1934)
Located in San Diego, CA
Sugar bowl and spoon designed by Michael Graves for Alessi, circa 1988 made in Italy. Memphis era.
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Tableware

Materials

Chrome

Memphis Design Thermal Carafe by K. Shigeto Milano for Zohirushi Japan
Located in San Diego, CA
Great design on this Memphis era coffee carafe, designed by K Shigeto Milano for Zohirushi Japan
Category

20th Century Italian Post-Modern Pitchers

Materials

Glass, Plastic

Salt & Pepper Shakers Designed by Michael Graves for Alessi Memphis Era
By Alessi, Michael Graves (b.1934)
Located in San Diego, CA
Nice pair of salt & pepper shakers designed by Michael Graves for Alessi, circa 1988 made in Italy
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Tableware

Materials

Chrome

1980s Memphis Milano White and Red Ceramic Italian Tea Set by MAS
By MAS Italia
Located in Aci Castello, IT
example of the bold and avant-garde design movement known as Memphis Milano. Memphis Milano was founded by
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Sculptural Studio Pottery Ceramic Tea Coffee Pot Signed Memphis Mid Century
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
unique design and artistic expression. Crafted from beige glazed ceramic, the teapot exudes an elegant
Category

1990s French Post-Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Memphis Design Silver Plate and Lucite Tea and Coffee Set by Guildart France
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lucite or acrylic thick rod handles. This Memphis-style set is modern in form, design, and material and
Category

Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

Euphrates Vase, Designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1983 for Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Beirut, LB
The Euphrates vase was originally designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1983 for Memphis Milano 1981-1988
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Vases

Materials

Porcelain

1980's Postmodern Memphis Era Set of 4 espresso Cups & Saucers by Baldelli Italy
By Baldelli
Located in San Diego, CA
1980s by Baldelli signed .beautiful design and quality.
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Peter Shire Signed Memphis Milano California Studio Pottery Wall Sculpture, 1981
By Peter Shire
Located in Studio City, CA
others) of The Memphis Group, an international design movement that came out of Italy during the 1980s
Category

Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Ceramics

Materials

Pottery, Paint

Karaffe Mod. „Simulata“ von Massimo Iosa Ghini für Design Gallery Milano um 1989
By Massimo Iosa Ghini, Design Gallery Milano, Argenteria Merano
Located in Wien, AT
Karaffe Modell „Simulata“ entworfen von Massimo Iosa Ghini für die Design Gallery Milano um 1989
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Streamlined Moderne Barware

Materials

Alpaca

Memphis Inspired Colorful Glass Studio Vase
Located in Pasadena, CA
supports a purple and red semi-frosted cavity. Memphis Design is a new style that only started in 1980
Category

Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Glass

Materials

Glass

4 Memphis Glasses by Nathalie du Pasquier for Ritzenhoff, Germany
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of four Memphis glasses, each adorned with a unique, abstract design by Nathalie du Pasquier
Category

Vintage 1980s Post-Modern Glass

Materials

Glass

Italian Memphis Style Desk Lamp, 1980s
By Memphis Group
Located in MIJDRECHT, NL
This desk lamp is made in the famous Memphis style. The Italian Memphis Group was a design and
Category

Antique 1890s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Italian Memphis Style Desk Lamp, 1980s
Italian Memphis Style Desk Lamp, 1980s
H 17.72 in W 15.75 in D 7.88 in
Ettore Sottsass Memphis Egizia Silver Blue Art Glass Bowl, 1990s
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Munich, DE
Beautiful and rare find Egizia art glass bowl, designed by Ettore Sottsass. This thick and heavy
Category

1990s Italian Modern Glass

Materials

Murano Glass

Memphis Period Tea Set by Punto Bacola for Montagnani
By Punto Bacola
Located in Palm Springs, CA
An Italian polished nickel with black acrylic handles tea set. Designed by Punto Bacola for
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Nickel

1980s Memphis Milano Style White Red and Black Ceramic Centerpiece by Mas
By MAS Italia
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A stylish centerpiece designed and manufactured in Italy by Mas in the Eighties in perfect
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Ceramic

white modern Matteo Thun Fantasia Teapot, Memphis style 1980s
By Matteo Thun
Located in Antwerpen, Antwerp
Matteo Thun was one of the co-founders of the Memphis group in 1981. He worked together with many
Category

Vintage 1980s European Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Mardi Jo Cohen 1990 Memphis 20 Flatware Service in Sterling with Gemstones
Located in Miami, FL
individually made with Memphis design patterns in solid sterling silver, with high polished finish. This set is
Category

Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Multi-gemstone, Silver, Sterling Silver

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Memphis Design Ceramics For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of memphis design ceramics is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique memphis design ceramics was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, metal and plastic. Memphis design ceramics have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Memphis design ceramics bearing Modern hallmark is very popular at 1stDibs. Many memphis design ceramics are appealing in their simplicity, but Alessi, Michael Graves (b.1934) and Kato Kogei produced popular memphis design ceramics that are worth a look.

How Much are Memphis Design Ceramics?

Prices for memphis design ceramics can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, memphis design ceramics begin at $175 and can go as high as $4,824, while the average can fetch as much as $325.
Questions About Memphis Design Ceramics
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The Memphis Group designed a wide variety of items from 1980 to 1987 when the collective was active. Their designs included furniture and textiles as well as decorative objects made out of ceramics, metal and glass. Shop a collection of Memphis Group furniture at 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The Memphis Group debuted their designs in 1981 with an exhibition at the Salone del Mobile of Milan in Milan, Italy. Although many people criticized their designs at the time, the design group developed a cult following that boasted famous creatives like fashion designer Karl Lagerfield and musician David Bowie. Shop a variety of Memphis Group furniture at 1stDibs.