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Big Sur Wooden Couch, by Peter Shire for Memphis Milano Collection

About the Item

The Big Sur couch is made out of 100% wool, and the structure is in lacquered wood. The couch was originally designed in 1986 by Peter Shire for Memphis Milano. Peter Shire is a Los Angeles artist. Shire was born in the Echo Park district of Los Angeles, where he currently lives and works. His sculpture, furniture and ceramics have been exhibited in the United States, Italy, France, Japan and Poland, Shire has been associated with the Memphis Group of designers, has worked on the Design Team for the XXIII Olympiad with the American Institute of Architects, and has designed public sculptures in Los Angeles and other California cities. Shire has been honored by awards for his contribution to the cultural life of the City of Los Angeles. 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: W 82.67, D 28.34, H 37.79 inches - Materials: Wool and lacquered wood. - 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.
  • Creator:
    Memphis Milano (Manufacturer),Peter Shire (Designer),Memphis Group (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 37.8 in (96 cm)Width: 82.68 in (210 cm)Depth: 28.35 in (72 cm)
  • Style:
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Wood,Wool,Lacquered
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    Contemporary
  • Production Type:
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time:
    15-16 weeks
  • Condition:
  • Seller Location:
    La Morra, IT
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 188860131stDibs: LU4830117348762
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