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 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners
The lively spirit of MEMPHIS Milano exhibited its iconic products at the Salone del Mobile 2024. Characterized by distinctive patterns, pop lights and, above all, exceptional furniture and objects: obviously we couldn't miss visiting their stand. Below we publish their press release and we hope you like the photos we took.

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-BURGUNDY (Wooden table covered with decorative laminate, powder-coated metal legs) Michele De Lucchi
-RIVIERA pink (Wooden chair covered in decorative laminate with fabric upholstery, legs in painted metal) Michele De Lucchi
-MURMANSK (Fruit-bowl in 925 silver) Ettore Sottsass

 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

MEMPHIS Milano began in 1981 as a reaction to the almost monochromatic horizon of a particular sort of modernism reigning at the time, with the desire to bring back spirit, color, forms, charisma and ritual to design. Ettore Sottsass, together with Barbara Radice, was the founder gathered around him Martine Bedin, Aldo Cibic, Michele De Lucchi, Nathalie Du Pasquier, George J. Sowden, Matteo Thun and Marco Zanini, who were later joined by Arquitectonica, Andrea Branzi, Michael Graves, Hans Hollein, Arata Isozaki, Shiro Kuramata, Javier Mariscal, Peter Shire, Gerard Taylor and Masanori Umeda.

-BIG SUR (Lacquered wooden two-seater sofa with fabric upholstery) Peter Shire

 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

Since then, MEMPHIS has championed a New Design: the object and its functional quality are charged with symbolic, poetic and affective meanings, in a disruptive lexicon between kitsch and elegance.

The approach also relies on the innovative revitalization of the crafts tradition - with materials like glass, natural or composite wood varieties, or decorative laminates featuring "viral" patterns - all contributing to formulate an "emotional value" of design based on an epochal aesthetic that is still recognizable today.

-FIRST (Lacquered wood chair, coated metal frame) Michele De Lucchi

 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

Displayed in the collections of the world's most important museums, the MEMPHIS objects have been featured in remarkable exhibitions all over the world, including the recent "Memphis Again" at Triennale Milano in 2022 and at the Modern Art Museum of Shanghai in 2023.

-TREETOPS (Painted metal floor lamp, cast iron base. Adjustable light point) Ettore Sottsass


 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

The enduringly timely force of MEMPHIS lies in its way of suggesting new visions without offering absolute certainties, rediscovering the expressive value of decoration to emphasize the "immaterial" values of objects, their use and their role in everyday rituals.

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-SUVRETTA (Wooden bookcase covered in decorative laminate) Ettore Sottsass