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Memphis Milano Furniture

Italian

To many people, postmodern design is synonymous with the Memphis Group. This Italian collaborative created the most radical and attention-getting designs of the period, upending most of the accepted standards of how furniture should look. Today, the Memphis Milano brand, which is managed by Alberto Bianchi Albrici, still produces designs created by the group between 1981 and 1988.

The Memphis story begins in 1980, when Ettore Sottsass, then a beacon of Italian postmodernism, tapped a coterie of younger designers to develop a collection for the Milan Furniture Fair the next year, determined that all the new furniture they were then seeing was boring. Their mission: Boldly reject the stark minimalism of the 1970s and shatter the rules of form and function. (Sottsass’s Ultrafragola mirror, designed in 1970, embodied many of what would become the collective’s postmodern ideals.)

The group decided to design, produce and market their own collection, one that wouldn’t be restricted by concerns like functionality and so-called good taste. Its debut, at Milan’s 1981 Salone del Mobile, drew thousands of viewers and caused a major stir in design circles.

So as a record of Bob Dylan’s “Stuck Inside of Mobile” played on repeat, they took their name from the song, devised their marketing strategy and plotted the postmodern look that would come to define the decade of excess — primary colors, blown-up proportions, playful nods to Art Deco and Pop art. A high-low mix of materials also helped define Memphis, as evidenced by Javier Mariscal’s pastel serving trays, which feature laminate veneer — a material previously used only in kitchens — as well as Shiro Kuramata’s Nara and Kyoto tables made from colored glass-infused terrazzo.

An image of Sottsass posing with his collaborators in a conversation pit shaped like a boxing ring appeared in magazines all over the world, and Karl Lagerfield furnished his Monte Carlo penthouse entirely in Memphis furniture. Meanwhile, members like Andrea Branzi, Aldo Cibic, Michele de Lucchi, Nathalie du Pasquier, Kuramata, Paola Navone, Peter Shire, George Sowden, Sottsass and his wife, journalist Barbara Radice, went on to enjoy fruitful careers.

Some people think of the Milan-based collective as the design equivalent to Patrick Nagel’s kitschy screenprints, but for others Memphis represents what made the early 1980s so great: freedom of expression, dizzying patterns and off-the-wall colors.

Eventually, the Reagan era gave way to cool 1990s minimalism, and Memphis fell out of fashion. Sottsass left the group in 1985, and by 1987, it had disbanded. Yet decades later, Memphis is back and can be traced to today’s most exciting designers.

“As someone who was born in the 1980s, Memphis at times feels like the grown-up, artsy version of the toys I used to play with,” says Shaun Kasperbauer, cofounder of the Brooklyn studio Souda. “It feels a little nostalgic, but at the same time it seems like an aesthetic that’s perfectly suited to an internet age — loud, colorful and utilizing forms that are graphic and often a little unexpected.”

Find a collection of Memphis Milano seating, tables, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Memphis Milano
Matteo Thun Memphis Milano Hors d'oeuvre Set
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Group, 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 Memphis group. The set comprises the 'Manitoba' tray, 'Michigan' oil holder, 'Erie' sal...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Ettore Sottsass & Marco Zanini for Leitner Donau Collection Bed and Nightstand
By Marco Zanini, Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in Forney, TX
A rare and iconic Italian post-modern Donau Collection bed and matching nightstand designed by master architect and furniture designer Ettore Sottsass (Austria/Italy, 1917-2007) in collaboration with Marco Zanini (Milan, Italy; b.1971) for Leitner Interior Design, circa 1988. Scarce design, bold and dramatic, sculptural-form, exceptionally executed in bird’s-eye maple lacquered and laminated wood, including blue accents and columns that offer a visually striking contrast. Retaining the original manufacturer's label, signed, 195/88. Provenance / Acquisition: Acquired from highly reputable auction house Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas. Design Signature Auction catalog #8110 Dimensions: (approx) Bed: (Twin XL...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Laminate, Wood

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 Matteo Thun in 1982 for the Memphis group. The pair comprises the 'Michigan' oil holde...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Matteo Thun Memphis Milano Pair of 'Onega' Cocktail Cups
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
A pair of white porcelain 'Onega' cocktail cups, designed by Matteo Thun in 1982 for the Memphis group. Memphis Milano formed in the 1980s as a response to the rather formulaic de...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Big Riviera Woollen Carpet by Nathalie du Pasquier for Memphis Milano Collection
By Nathalie du Pasquier, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Large Riviera woollen carpet by Nathalie du Pasquier for Memphis Milano collection A woollen carpet handcrafted by different Nepalese artisans. As the carpet is made by hand, ...
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2010s Nepalese Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Wool

Manhattan Trolley by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Manhattan trolley in metal and glass by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano collection Additional information: Trolley in metal and colour...
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2010s Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Metal

Cream End Table by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Cream end table in plastic laminate by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano collection Additional information: End tabl...
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2010s Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Plastic

Ontario Pepper Shaker in White Porcelain by Matteo Thun for Memphis Milano Colle
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Ontario Pepper shaker in white porcelain by Matteo Thun for Memphis Milano collection Additional Information: Pepper shaker in decorated white porcelain. Collection: Memphis Mil...
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2010s Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Polar End Table in Plastic and Wood by Michele De Lucchi for Memphis Milano Coll
By Michele de Lucchi, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Polar end table in plastic and wood by Michele De Lucchi for Memphis Milano collection Additional information: End table in plastic laminate and lacquered wood. Collection: Memp...
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2010s Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Plastic

Santa Fe Porcelain Ceiling Lamp USA 110Volts, by Matteo Thun from Memphis Milano
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown the Santa Fe Porcelain Ceiling Lamp with US wiring accessibility, designed in 1985 by Matteo Thun. The Lamp is made in porcel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Treetops Floor Lamp 'EU' 220 Volts, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown the EU wired 'Treetops' floor lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981 in metal with halogen bulb. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939 he graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Torino. One of the most influential and important figures of the last century. As an Architect and Designer, he has participated in all radical movements whether created from the 1970s and 1980s. In 1981 he founded the Memphis Group, a group that has radically changed the scenario of Italian and world design. Honored with numerous international awards, was winner of the Golden...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Metal

D'Antibes Wooden Storage Cabinet, by George Sowden for Memphis Milano Collection
By George Sowden, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Designed in 1981 by George Sowden, The "D'Antibes" is a piece of storage furniture with long legs. Cabinet in lacquered wood silkscreened on the two sid...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Wood

Tahiti Table Lamp (US VERSION 110v), by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown the US wired 'Tahiti' Table lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981. The light fixture is of a polychrome enameled metal "duck" with a pivoting-like head mounted on a black and white bacterio-patterned laminate base. EU VERSION 220v AVAILABLE IN ANOTHER LISTING. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939 he graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Torino. One of the most influential and important figures of the last century. As an Architect and Designer, he has participated in all radical movements whether created from the 1970s and 1980s. In 1981 he founded the Memphis group, a group that has radically changed the scenario of Italian and world design. Honored with numerous international awards, was winner of the Golden Compass in 1959. He designed the first laptop "Valentina" by Olivetti. He died in 2007 at the age of 90 years. Memphis Milano is the great cultural phenomenon of the 1980s that revolutionized creative and commercial logics in design. Born from the idea of Ettore Sottsass and a group of young designers and architects, in Milan, coupled in the years by famous designers from the international scene, Memphis turned upside down all of the existing parameters on living. Ettore Sottsass as the backbone of the group, design gained a new concept and expression through new shapes, materials and patterns, expanding the creative limits of the industry. Memphis became a symbol of New Design. Its influence is still clear in various sectors of production and beyond. Additional info: - Dimensions: H 23.5 inches - Materials: Metal - Lighting info: 50 W, 12 V -Additional Lighting Info: Please note that this item is wired in 110 V for the standard US light socket. - Price includes additional US rewiring cost for accessibility to US outlets. - If you are interested in the EU version of this light, please refer to the dealers storefront for the (EU) wired light fixture...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Metal

Horizon Double Bed, by Michele de Lucchi for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Michele de Lucchi
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Horizon Double bed designed in 1984 by Michele De Lucchi, in plastic laminate, with optional cotton bedspread (designed by Ettore Sottsass) optional. Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara and graduated in architecture in Florence. During the period of radical and experimental architecture he was a prominent figure in movements like Cavart, Alchymia and Memphis. His architectural designs have been mainly for office buildings in Japan, in Germany, in Switzerland and in Italy. He has taken care of numerous art and design exhibitions and has planned buildings for museums as Triennale di Milano, Palazzo delle Esposizioni di Roma and Neues Museum...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Plastic

Palace Wood Chair, by George Sowden for Memphis Milano Collection
By George Sowden, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Palace chair in colored lacquered wood, designed in 1983, by George Sowden. George Sowden was born in Leeds, UK in 1942. He studied architecture at Glou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Wood

Titicaca Porcelain Vase, by Matteo Thun from Memphis Milano
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Titicaca porcelain vase was originally designed by Matteo Thun in 1982, winks an eye to the largest lake in South America, its design follows a line of experimentation with a dis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Flamingo Bedside Table, by Michele De Lucchi for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Group, Michele de Lucchi, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Flamingo bedside table in laminated wood and plastic, designed in 1984 by Michele De Lucchi. Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara and graduated in architecture in Florence. During the period of radical and experimental architecture he was a prominent figure in movements like Cavart, Alchymia and Memphis. His architectural designs have been mainly for office buildings in Japan, in Germany, in Switzerland and in Italy. He has taken care of numerous art and design exhibitions and has planned buildings for museums as Triennale di Milano, Palazzo delle Esposizioni di Roma and Neues Museum...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Wood, Plastic

Santa Fe Porcelain Ceiling Lamp EU 220 Volts, by Matteo Thun for Memphis Milano
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown the Santa Fe Porcelain Ceiling Lamp with EU wiring accessibility, designed in 1985 by Matteo Thun. The Lamp is made in porcel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Mimosa End Table with Glass Top, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Mimosa end table in plastic laminate with glass top, designed in 1984, by Ettore Sottsass. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939 he graduated in architecture at the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Glass, Plastic

Imperial Cabinet by Shiro Kuramata for Memphis Milano Collection
By Shiro Kuramata, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Imperial cabinet with internal shelf by Shiro Kuramata for Memphis Milano collection Available in silver, black and aubergine. In stock th...
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2010s Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Hardwood

Super Blue Table Light 'EU' 220 Volts, by Martine Bedin from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Martine Bedin, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown the EU wired, super blue table or floor lamp in fiberglass, designed in 1981, by Martine Bedin. Color options also include: Yellow, White with Colored Sockets, and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Glass, Fiberglass

Kristall End Table, by Michele De Lucchi for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Group, Michele de Lucchi, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Kristall end table in plastic laminate, lacquered wood and metal. Designed in 1981, by Michele De Lucchi for Memphis Milano. Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara and gradu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Plastic, Wood

Suvretta Plastic Bookcase, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Suvretta bookcase in plastic laminate was originally designed in 1981, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939 he graduated...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Plastic

First Wood and Metal Chair, by Michele De Lucchi for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Michele de Lucchi
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The First chair in enameled wood and metal, was originally designed in 1983 by Michele De Lucchi. Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara and graduated in architecture in Florence. During the period of radical and experimental architecture he was a prominent figure in movements like Cavart, Alchymia and Memphis. His architectural designs have been mainly for office buildings in Japan, in Germany, in Switzerland and in Italy. He has taken care of numerous art and design exhibitions and has planned buildings for museums as Triennale di Milano, Palazzo delle Esposizioni di Roma and Neues Museum...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Metal

Hyatt Metal and Wood Table, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Hyatt table designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1984 for Memphis, in metal and laminated wood. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939 he gradu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Metal

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 Milano. The Squash ashtray is one of the smallest object...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Super Blue Table Light USA 110 Volts, by Martine Bedin for Memphis Milano Coll.
By Martine Bedin, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown the US wired, Super Blue table or floor lamp in fiberglass, designed in 1981, by Martine Bedin. Color options also include: Yellow, White with Colored Sockets, and all White. EU VERSION 220v ALSO AVAILABLE IN ANOTHER LISTING Martine Bedin was born in Bordeaux in 1957. In 1981 she was one of the founding members of the Memphis group, she works as an architect, industrial designer and professor. Her works are exhibited in many museums and private collections. Memphis is the great cultural phenomenon of the 1980s that revolutionized creative and commercial logics in design. Born from the idea of Ettore Sottsass and a group of young designers and architects, in Milan, coupled in the years by famous designers from the international scene, Memphis turned upside down all of the existing parameters on living. Ettore Sottsass as the backbone of the group, design gained a new concept and expression through new shapes, materials and patterns, expanding the creative limits of the industry. Memphis became a symbol of New Design. Its influence is still clear in various sectors of production and beyond. Additional information: - Dimensions: L. 17.75" x H. 11.75" inches - Lighting info: Bulb E14, W 40. - Additional Lighting Info: Please note that this item is wired in 110 V for the standard US light socket. - Price includes additional US rewiring cost for accessibility with US outlets. - If you are interested in the EU version of this light, please refer to the dealers storefront for the (EU) wired light fixture...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Glass, Fiberglass

Santa Monica Ceiling Lamp USA 110 Volts, by Matteo Thun from Memphis Milano
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown the Santa Monica Ceiling Lamp with US wiring accessibility, designed in 1983 by Matteo Thun. The ceiling lamp-shade is in ceramic, and lamp's bulb is not included....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Park Lane Coffee Table by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Park Lane coffee table in fiberglass & marble by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano collection Additional information: Coffee table in fiberglass and marble. Collection: Memphis...
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2010s Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Bay Table Lamp 'EU' 220 Volts, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown the EU wired, Bay table Lamp in glass, aluminum and plexiglass, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1983 for Memphis Milano. Ettore Sot...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Carlton Wood Miniature Bookcase by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown an authentic and perfect reproduction of the Carlton bookcase, originally designed in 1981 by Ettore Sottsass. The vivid colors and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Wood, Plastic

Diva Mirror, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Diva Mirror with plastic laminate, was originally designed in 1984 by Ettore Sottsass. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939 he graduated...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Mirror, Plastic

Potato Ceramic Tray, by George Sowden from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, George Sowden
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Potato Ceramic tray with metal handles, was originally designed in 1985 by George Sowden for Memphis Milano. Red and white porcelain for a roun...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Rossella Metal Ceiling Lamp EU 220 Volts, by Marco Zanini for Memphis Milano C.
By Marco Zanini, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The lacquered metal Rossella Ceiling Lamp, with EU wiring accessibility, was designed by Marco Zanini in 1985 for Memphis Milano. Marco Zanini was born in Trento in 1954. He graduat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Metal

Carrot Flower Vase, by Nathalie du Pasquier from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Nathalie du Pasquier, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Carrot ceramic vase was originally designed by Nathalie du Pasquier in 1985 for Memphis Milano. The transmuted ceramic arises in geometric compositions ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Santa Monica Ceiling Lamp EU 220 Volts, by Matteo Thun for Memphis Milano Coll.
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown the Santa Monica Ceiling Lamp with EU wiring accessibility, designed in 1983 by Matteo Thun. The ceiling lamp-shade is in ceramic, and lamp's bulb is not included....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Super White with Colored Sockets USA 110V by Martine Bedin for Memphis Milano C.
By Memphis Group, Martine Bedin, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown the US wired, Super White table or floor lamp in fiberglass with multicolored light bulbs. Designed in 1981, by Martine Bedin. Martine Bedin was born in Bordeaux in 1957. In 1981 she was one of the founding members of the Memphis group, she works as an architect, industrial designer and professor. Her works are exhibited in many museums and private collections. Memphis is the great cultural phenomenon of the 1980s that revolutionized creative and commercial logics in design. Born from the idea of Ettore Sottsass and a group of young designers and architects, in Milan, coupled in the years by famous designers from the international scene, Memphis turned upside down all of the existing parameters on living. Ettore Sottsass as the backbone of the group, design gained a new concept and expression through new shapes, materials and patterns, expanding the creative limits of the industry. Memphis became a symbol of new design. Its influence is still clear in various sectors of production and beyond. Additional information: Dimensions: L. 17.75" x H. 11.75" inches Lighting info: Bulb E14, W 40. -Additional Lighting Info: Please note that this item is wired in 110 V for the standard US light socket. - Price includes additional US rewiring cost for accessibility with US outlets. - If you are interested in the EU version of this light, please refer to the dealers storefront for the (EU) wired light fixture...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Glass, Fiberglass

Oceanic Table Lamp 'EU' 220 Volts, by Michele De Lucchi from Memphis, Milano
By Memphis Group, Michele de Lucchi, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown the EU wired, oceanic table lamp made in metal and glass, designed in 1981, by Michele De Lucchi. US version 110v also available ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Metal

Hollywood Steel Coffee Table, by Peter Shire for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Group, Peter Shire, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Hollywood laminated and lacquered steel coffee table, designed in 1983 by Peter Shire. Peter Shire is a Los Angeles artist. Shire was born in the Echo Park district of Los Angel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Steel

Indivia Ceramic Plate, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Indivia ceramic dinner plate was originally designed by Ettore Sottsass, in 1985, as part of a series of decorative plates. The playful names of the design items are a reminder o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Orinoco Ceramic Vase, by Masanori Umeda from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Masanori Umeda
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Orinoco Vase in ceramic, was originally designed in 1983 by Masanori Umeda. Was born in 1941 at Kanagawa in Japan. He obtained his diploma from the Kuwasawa School of Design in Tok...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Treetops Floor Lamp USA 110 Volts, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collect
By Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown the US wired "Treetops" floor lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981 in metal with halogen bulb. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939 he graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Torino. One of the most influential and important figures of the last century. As an Architect and Designer, he has participated in all radical movements whether created from the 1970s and 1980s. In 1981 he founded the Memphis group, a group that has radically changed the scenario of Italian and world design. Honored with numerous international awards, was winner of the Golden Compass in 1959. He designed the first laptop "Valentina" by Olivetti. He died in 2007 at the age of 90 years. Memphis Milano is the great cultural phenomenon of the 1980s that revolutionized creative and commercial logics in design. Born from the idea of Ettore Sottsass and a group of young designers and architects, in Milan, coupled in the years by famous designers from the international scene, Memphis turned upside down all of the existing parameters on living. Ettore Sottsass as the backbone of the group, design gained a new concept and expression through new shapes, materials and patterns, expanding the creative limits of the industry. Memphis became a symbol of New Design. Its influence is still clear in various sectors of production and beyond. Additional Info: - Dimensions: H 76.75 inches, Base W. 10.75 inches, D. 40.25 inches. - Materials: Metal. - Color options: Available in yellow fixture, orange stem, turquoise knob and mint green base; or in an orange fixture...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Metal

Broccoli Fruit Bowl, by Marco Zanini from Memphis Milano
By Marco Zanini, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Ceramic three-level fruit bowl originally designed by Marco Zanini in 1985 for Memphis Milano. The three geometrical shapes in three colors complete the idea of a trilogy. Marco Zan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Oceanic Table Lamp USA 110 Volts, by Michele De Lucchi for Memphis Milano Collec
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Michele de Lucchi
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown the US wired (110v), Oceanic Table Lamp made in metal and glass, designed in 1981, by Michele De Lucchi. EU Version 220v availabl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Metal

California Woolen Carpet by Nathalie Du Pasquier from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Nathalie du Pasquier, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The California hand woven wool carpet was originally designed in 1983 by Nathalie Du Pasquier for Memphis Milano. Nathalie du Pasquier was born in Bordeaux, France, in 1957. She has lived and worked in Milano since 1979. Until 1986 she worked as a designer and was a founder member of Memphis for which she designed many textiles, carpets, furniture and objects. When the group broke up in 87, painting became her main activity. Memphis is the great cultural phenomenon of the 1980s that revolutionized creative and commercial logics in design. Born from the idea of Ettore Sottsass and a group of young designers and architects, in Milan, coupled in the years by famous designers from the international scene, Memphis turned upside down all of the existing parameters on living. Ettore Sottsass as the backbone of the group, design gained a new concept and expression through new shapes, materials and patterns, expanding the creative limits of the industry. Memphis became a symbol of New Design. Its influence is still clear in various sectors of production and beyond. Additional info: - Dimensions: W 98.5, D 70.25 inches - Materials: Wool - Pricing: Prices do not include VAT. - Purchased products are shipped with forms of authenticity by Memphis Milano. Carpets and Rugs as well, contain a sewed on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Wool

Cucumber Ceramic Flower Vase, by Martine Bedin from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Martine Bedin, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Cucumber flower vase was originally designed by Martine Bedin in 1985 for Memphis. An object not thought for simple use but for a long contemplation, the ceramic vase is a true c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Terminus Floor Lamp 'EU 220 Volts', by Martine Bedin from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Martine Bedin, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown the EU wired, Terminus floor lamp with Structure in painted sheet steel. One bulb 12V, 50W., designed in 1981, by Martine Bedin. Martine Bedin is an industrial...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Steel

Lucrezia Armchair by Marco Zanini for Memphis Milano
By Marco Zanini, Memphis Milano
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An aluminum arm chair designed by Marco Zanini for Memphis Milano in 1984 and upholstered in Letraset, a cotton fabric designed by Ettore Sottsass. Signed on underside of the sea...
Category

Late 20th Century Post-Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Tahiti Table Lamp 'EU VERSION 220v', by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis, Milano
By Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown the EU wired 220v 'Tahiti' table lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981. The light fixture is of a polychrome enameled metal "duck" with a pivoting-like head mo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Metal

Arizona Woolen Carpet, by Nathalie Du Pasquier from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Nathalie du Pasquier
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Arizona handwoven wool carpet, was originally designed in 1983 by Nathalie Du Pasquier for Memphis Milano. Nathalie du Pasquier was born in Bordeaux, France, in 1957. She has lived and worked in Milano since 1979. Until 1986 she worked as a designer and was a founder member of Memphis for which she designed many textiles, carpets, furniture and objects. When the group broke up in 87, painting became her main activity. Memphis is the great cultural phenomenon of the 1980s that revolutionized creative and commercial logics in design. Born from the idea of Ettore Sottsass and a group of young designers and architects, in Milan, coupled in the years by famous designers from the international scene, Memphis turned upside down all of the existing parameters on living. Ettore Sottsass as the backbone of the group, design gained a new concept and expression through new shapes, materials and patterns, expanding the creative limits of the industry. Memphis became a symbol of New Design. Its influence is still clear in various sectors of production and beyond. Additional info: - Dimensions: W 98.5, D 70.25 inches - Materials: Wool - Pricing: Prices do not include VAT. - Purchased products are shipped with forms of authenticity by Memphis Milano. Carpets and Rugs as well, contain a sewed on...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Wool

Carlton Wood Room Divider, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown an authentic and perfect reproduction of the Carlton bookcase and room divider, originally designed in 1981 by Ettore Sottsass. The...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Wood, Plastic

Colorado Ceramic Teapot, by Marco Zanini from Memphis Milano
By Marco Zanini, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Colorado teapot in ceramic was originally designed by Marco Zanini in 1983. Marco Zanini was born in Trento in 1954. He graduated in architecture ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Chad Teapot, by Matteo Thun from Memphis Milano
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Group, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Chad teapot was originally designed by Matteo Thun for Memphis, in 1982. The decorated white porcelain pot's shape is more interested in its fo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Onion Ceramic Fruit Bowl by Nathalie du Pasquier for Memphis Milano Collection
By Nathalie du Pasquier, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Onion ceramic fruit bowl by Nathalie Du Pasquier for Memphis Milano collection Additional information: Ceramic fruit-bowl. Collection: Memphis Milano Designer...
Category

2010s Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Piccadilly Table Lamp 'EU' 220 Volts, by Gerard Taylor from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Gerard Taylor, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Here you are shown the EU wired, Piccadilly table lamp made in metal and plastic laminate, designed in 1982, by Gerard Taylor. Gerard Taylor ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Metal

Squash Purple Ashtray, by Maria Sanchez from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Maria Sanchez, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Squash Purple Ashtray in ceramic was originally designed in 1985 by Maria Sanchez for Memphis Milano. The Squash ashtray is one of the smallest obje...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

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 its name from the biggest European lake. Decorated in white porcelain, a complex s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

City Chrome-Plated Steel Table, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
City table, designed in 1983 by Ettore Sottsass, is a laminated composite board with chrome-plated steel, and enameled aluminum. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 19...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Memphis Milano Furniture

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Memphis Milano furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Memphis Milano furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Memphis Milano furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 41 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 179 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Memphis Milano were created in the modern style in europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Fulvio Bianconi, Alessandro Mendini, and Memphis Group. Prices for Memphis Milano furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $104 and can go as high as $28,368, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,510.

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