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Memphis is Having a Moment, Again

Chances are you are familiar with the Memphis style of design, even if you don’t know the name. Think Saved by the Bell or Pee Wee’s Playhouse. It’s a style characterized by colorful and asymmetrical shapes, bold patterning and contrasting colors, often using plastic laminate as a core material. The Memphis Group was an Italian design and architecture collective, founded by Ettore Sottsass in Milan in the early 80’s (big surprise). The ...