’80s Redux: Memphis-Inspired Design at the YMS Hairstyle Salon
It’s safe to say that ’80s style has officially entered the world of commercial interior design! It makes sense that this public realm would be quicker to embrace riskier, friskier deco…
Peter Shire's "Bel Air" chair 1982
This chair was used on the Cooper-Hewitt, Chicago and Memphis exhibition posters shown below. Also Peter Shire is showing a Bel Air at the V&A "Postmodernism" exhibition 2011-2012. Click icons below to see other images of Bel Air.
NYT: The Return of Memphis
Early-80s Blip? In addition to the feature on Alasdhair Willis of Established & Sons, The New York Times Style Magazine, explores the kitschy and colorful Milan-based trend of the 1980s, Memphis. Goin’ Back to Memphis is a great one-page primer on the design movement. It covers the Memphis designers Ettore Sottsass, Andrea Branzi and Alessandro Mendini…and is a worthy read for anyone interested in design history!