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ID: 500125093
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500125093

 

Record Type: Corporate Body
Memphis (International group of designers, founded 1980)

Note: Group officially founded in Milan, 11 December 1980, by Ettore Sottsass, Barbara Radice, Marco Zanini, Aldo Cibic, Matteo Thun, Michele De Lucchi, and Martine Bedin. Others who did work in the Memphis idiom were: Peter Shire, Shiro Kuramata, and Michael Graves. Objects such as furniture and lighting designed in the Memphis style feature bright colors and bold geometric shapes, made from industrial materials such as plastic laminate. The group was formed in reaction to modernist design sensibilities of the time. Memphis embraced garish forms derived from popular culture and kitsch sources.

Names:
Memphis (preferred,V,index,LC)
Memphis Group (V)
Memphis Design Group (V)
Memphis Movement (V)

Nationalities:
Italian (preferred)
American

Roles:
architects (preferred)
designers

Gender: other

Start and End Places:
Start:  Milan (Milano province, Lombardy, Italy) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
associated with ....  Graves, Michael  
............................  (American architect, 1934-2015) [500030109]
member was ....  Kuramata, Shiro  
..................  (Japanese designer, 1934-1991) [500093619]
member was ....  Lucchi, Michele de  
..................  (Italian architect, born 1951) [500223450]
member was ....  Shire, Peter  
..................  (American sculptor and designer, born 1947, active in Los Angeles) [500020528]
member was ....  Sottsass, Ettore Jr.  
..................  (Italian architect and designer, 1917-2007) [500019835]
member was ....  Thun, Matteo  
..................  (Italian architect, designer, and ceramicist, born 1952) [500031276]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Corporate Bodies
 ........  Memphis (I)

Biographies:
(International group of designers, founded 1980) ..... [VP Preferred]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Memphis ........ [VP Preferred]
.................  Fitoussi, Memphis (1998) [title], 4
.................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) "Sottsass," accessed 16 March 2006
.................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 84179281
.................  Walker, Glossary of Art (1992) unpaginated: entry 407
Memphis Design Group ........ [VP]
.........................................  Boston Museum of Fine Arts School [online] (2010)
Memphis Group ........ [VP]
............................  ARTbibliographies Modern (30 July 1996)
Memphis Movement ........ [VP]
..................................  Glancey, Love it or Loathe It, Guardian Unlimited (2001)

Subject: ........ [VP]
....................  ARTbibliographies Modern (30 July 1996)
....................  Fitoussi, Memphis (1998) [title], 4
....................  Glancey, Love it or Loathe It, Guardian Unlimited (2001)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) "Sottsass," accessed 16 March 2006
....................  Radice, Memphis (1984)
....................  Sottsass Associati (1988)
....................  Vitra Design Museum, 100 Masterpieces (1996) 226
....................  Walker, Glossary of Art (1992) unpaginated: entry 407
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Radice, Memphis (1984)
.......... Walker, Glossary of Art (1992)
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