Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 4

Santa Fe Porcelain Ceiling Lamp EU 220 Volts, by Matteo Thun for Memphis Milano

$713.18per item

About

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 porcelain, glazed in white and red. Lamp bulb is not included. Born 1952 in Bolzano, Italy. Matteo Thun studies under Oskar Kokoschka at the Salzburg Academy of Architectural, and receives a doctorate in Florence in 1975 with Adolfo Natalini. In 1978, he moves to Milan and becomes acquainted with Ettore Sottsass and starts working in his studio. Co-founding member in 1981 of Memphis Group, the design movement that so shaped events in the Eighties. The Vienna academy for Applied Arts appoints him to the Chair of Product Design and Ceramics in 1982. Terminates his work with Memphis and founds his own Studio Matteo Thun in Milan in 1984. Awarded three times the Compasso d’Oro for good design. Creative director from 1990 until 1993 for Swatch. Side Hotel Hamburg, Hotel of the year 2001. Gala spa award, vigilius mountain resort 2004. New look at the façade of “palazzo del cinema” during 61st Venice film festival, September 2004 and billboard. Selected for "Compasso d’Oro" 2004 design prize for “Girly” by Catalano. Inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame, December 2004. 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: Diameter 11.75 x 6 inches - Lighting info: Bulb E27 - Materials: Porcelain - Additional Lighting Info: Please note that this item is wired in 220 V for the standard EU light socket. - If you are located outside of the EU, this item may require additional attention. - Purchased products are shipped with forms of authenticity by Memphis Milano, as well as a metal plaque which contains the signature of the designer, and the year which the product was originally designed in. - Pricing: Prices do not include VAT.

Details

  • Creator
    Matteo Thun (Designer),Memphis Milano (Manufacturer),Memphis Group (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 5.91 in. (15 cm)Diameter: 15.75 in. (40 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Porcelain,Glazed
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    15-16 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Pregnana Milanese, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 254830201stDibs: LU4830117349292

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping

    Ships From: Pregnana Milanese, Italy
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More

About the Manufacturer

Memphis Group

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.

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 vintage Memphis Group seating, tables, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

About the Seller
4.8
Located in Pregnana Milanese, Italy
Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Established in 2019
1stDibs seller since 2019
106 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 15 hours
More From This Seller
  • Santa Ana Ceramic Ceiling Lamp EU 220 Volts, by Matteo Thun for Memphis Milano
    By Memphis Group, Matteo Thun, Memphis Milano
    Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
    Here you are shown the Santa Ana Ceramic Ceiling Lamp with EU wiring accessibility, designed in 1983 by Matteo Thun. The Lamp is numbered and does not include the bulb. Born 1952 in...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

    Materials

    Ceramic

  • Santa Monica Ceiling Lamp EU 220 Volts, by Matteo Thun for Memphis Milano Coll.
    By Memphis Group, Matteo Thun, Memphis Milano
    Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
    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....
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

    Materials

    Ceramic

  • Santa Fe Porcelain Ceiling Lamp USA 110Volts, by Matteo Thun from Memphis Milano
    By Memphis Group, Matteo Thun, Memphis Milano
    Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
    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 porcelain, glazed in white and red. Lamp bul...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

    Materials

    Porcelain

  • Santa Monica Ceiling Lamp USA 110 Volts, by Matteo Thun from Memphis Milano
    By Memphis Group, Matteo Thun, Memphis Milano
    Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
    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....
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

    Materials

    Ceramic

  • Santa Ana Ceramic Ceiling Lamp USA 110 Volts, by Matteo Thun from Memphis Milano
    By Memphis Group, Matteo Thun, Memphis Milano
    Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
    Here you are shown the Santa Ana Ceramic ceiling lamp with US wiring accessibility, designed in 1983 by Matteo Thun. The lamp is numbered and does not include the bulb. Born 1952 ...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

    Materials

    Ceramic

  • Rossella Metal Ceiling Lamp EU 220 Volts, by Marco Zanini for Memphis Milano C.
    By Memphis Group, Marco Zanini, Memphis Milano
    Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
    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...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

    Materials

    Metal

You May Also Like

Santa Fe Matteo Thun for Memphis Milano
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Group
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Santa Fe by Matteo Thun for Memphis Milano. Ceramic pendant lamp. Light is E26 or E27. Shade size is F 30/H 20 cm. cable 120cm.
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Ceramic

Santa Monica Matteo Thun for Memphis Milano
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Group
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Santa Monica by Matteo Thun for Memphis Milano. Ceramic pendant lamp. Light is E26 or E27. Shade size is f 30/H 12 cm. cable 120cm.
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Ceramic

Matteo Thun & Woka Art Collection Floor Lamp - relaunched
By Matteo Thun, Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
Revolvable and swivelling, very interesting combination of Traditional Design and low-voltage high-tech of the late 1980s. From the designers "post Memphis"" era.". All components a...
Category

2010s Austrian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Marble, Brass

Modern Memphis Milano Matteo Thun Topolino Table Lamp 1989 with Metal Base
By Matteo Thun
Located in Antwerpen, Antwerp
Stunning Topolino table lamp designed by Matteo Thun for Bieffeplast in the late 80s. Together with Ettore Sottsass, Thun was one of the co-founders of the Mephis group. This design ...
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pill Ceiling Lamp by Matteo Zorzenoni
By Matteo Zorzenoni, MM Lampadari
Located in Milan, IT
Part of a collection designed by Matteo Zorzenoni and aptly named for its curved Silhouette that resembles a pill, this elegant two-light ceiling lamp was crafted using centuries-old...
Category

2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Matteo Thun and Andrea Lera, "Chicago Tribune" Floor Lamp for Bieffeplast, 1984
By Bieffeplast, Matteo Thun, Andrea Lera
Located in Paris, FR
Very nice floor lamp model Chicago Tribune designed by Matteo Thun and Andrea Lera in 1984 for Bieffeplast Padua, Italy. The floor lamp consists of grey and silver enameled metal an...
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Andrea Lera & Matteo Thun WWF Tower Floor Lamp by Bieffeplast 1980s
By Bieffeplast, Matteo Thun, Andrea Lera
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Exquisite floor lamp “WWF-Tower” from the Stillight series, designed by Andrea Lera & Matteo Thun for Bieffeplast, Padova, 1980s. This floor lamp was included in the exhibition in 2...
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Other Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Clessidra Eight-Light Black Ceiling Lamp by Matteo Zorzenoni
By Matteo Zorzenoni, MM Lampadari
Located in Milan, IT
Part of the Clessidra collection, this modular composition of ceiling lamps is named after the Italian word for hourglass. The delicately rounded and symmetrical shapes of the four s...
Category

2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass, Metal

Moonlight Two-Light Brass Ceiling Lamp by Matteo Zorzenoni
By Matteo Zorzenoni, MM Lampadari
Located in Milan, IT
Part of the Moonlight collection, this two-light ceiling lamp poetically evokes the romantic ambiance of a moonlit landscape. Its Minimalist and geometric Silhouette in metal with a ...
Category

2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Magnets, Metal

Moonlight Two-Light Black Ceiling Lamp by Matteo Zorzenoni
By Matteo Zorzenoni, MM Lampadari
Located in Milan, IT
Part of the Moonlight collection designed by Matteo Zorzenoni, this striking two-light ceiling lamp comprises a metal structure from which two metal disk-shaped shades stem out horiz...
Category

2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery