BEGIN:VCALENDAR METHOD:PUBLISH PRODID:-// iCalcreator 2.6// VERSION:2.0 X-WR-TIMEZONE:Europe/Berlin BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20220522T084944Z CATEGORIES:Ausstellung DESCRIPTION:Vitra Design Museum Gallery\n \n The Memphis group was one of t he most unusual phenomena to appear in the world of design in recent decad es. It emerged in the winter of 1980/81\, when a group of young designers eager to break away from the dogmas of functionalism and industrial design formed around the Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass. The gro up’s first collection\, presented at Milan’s Arc’74 gallery in Septe mber 1981\, was an international sensation. Characterized by garish colour s and wild patterns\, the Memphis designs seemed to have walked straight o ff the pages of a comic book and gave rise to a completely new look in whi ch popular culture\, advertising aesthetics\, and post-modernism merged in a crazy medley. The exhibition »Memphis: 40 Years of Kitsch and Elegance « at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the group’s foundation through its creations\, presenting furniture\, lamps\, bowls\, drawings\, sketches\, and photographs that give insight i nto the world of Memphis. Exhibits include works by such well-known member s as Ettore Sottsass\, Michele De Lucchi\, George Sowden\, Martine Bedin\, Michael Graves\, Barbara Radice\, Peter Shire\, Nathalie Du Pasquier\, an d Shiro Kuramata.\nMore information\nImage: \n The Memphis team posing on bed »Masanori« by Umeda Tawaraya\, 1981\n © Masanori Umeda\n © Studio Azzurro\, with kind permission of Memphis\, Milano\, m DTSTART:20210206T000000 DTEND:20220228T000000 LOCATION:Vitra Design Museum SUMMARY:Ausstellung - Memphis: 40 Years of Kitsch and Elegance END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR