Memphis Book Love

I never tire of looking at this beautiful Memphis book...it always has something surprising that inspires me. All those crazy patterns, colors and shapes make me think how bold and out there the Memphis design group was. They really defined an era!

Memphis - Barbara Radice - L’ArcoBaleno blog

Memphis - Barbara Radice - Michele De Lucchi - L’ArcoBaleno blog Michele De Lucchi, drawings for lamps, 1979, and drawings for Hi-Fi, 1980.

Memphis - Barbara Radice - Michele De Lucchi - L’ArcoBaleno blog Michele De Lucchi, “Appliances” prototypes in lacquered wood, 1979. Produced for the Triennale di Milano.

Memphis - Barbara Radice - L’ArcoBaleno blog

Memphis - Barbara Radice - L’ArcoBaleno blog Left: Memphis logos designed by Christoph Radl, 1982 (top), Valentina Grego, and Christoph Radl, 1983 (bottom two). Right: Cover of the book “Memphis: The New International Style”, Electra, 1981.

Memphis - Barbara Radice - L’ArcoBaleno blog

Memphis - Barbara Radice - L’ArcoBaleno blog Left: Nathalie du Pasquier fabric designs, 1981-82.
Right: Nathalie du Pasquier “Kenya”, “Gabon”, “Zaire”, and “Zambia” fabrics, Memphis, 1982. Produced by Rainbow, Milan.

Memphis - Barbara Radice - Michele De Lucchi - L’ArcoBaleno blog Michele De Lucchi “Lido” sofa, Memphis, 1982.

Memphis - Barbara Radice - L’ArcoBaleno blog Sottsass Associati, room with carpet designed by Nathalie du Pasquier for Louis De Poortere and “Savoy” cabinet by George J. Snowden, Memphis, 1983.

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Memphis: Research, Experiences, Result, Failures and Successes of New Design by Barbara Radice, published by Rizzoli in 1984.

Check out our Tête-à-Tête between rising design star, Bethan Laura Wood, and Memphis founding member, Nathalie du Pasquier.