MEMPHIS was a Milan-based collective of young furniture and product designers led by the veteran Ettore Sottsass. After its 1981 debut, Memphis dominated the early 1980s design scene with its post-modernist style. (via designmuseum)
I can’t hold back on my designer vase fetish, so here we go: ‘Euphrates’ and ‘Nilo’ vases by Ettore Sottsass in 1983. They are part of the three ‘rivers’ vases designed for Memphis (‘Tigris’ is the third, but I really only need these two.)
‘Euphrates’ looks a bit like stacked dishes and ‘Nilo’, well, the pink ball in the middle did me in. Such good objets. All things considered, I need some Memphis Milano at my place, I wouldn’t limit myself to porcelain. I know, I know, you got to be careful with the 80ties look, but if you sprinkle one or two pieces around your apartment or house it’s a stone winner (as Mariah would say).
For a Memphis/Milano overkill, have a look at this flickr stream. Stunning.
And here is a shopping link to lots of MM items still in production.
The next one is the carrot vase designed by Nathalie du Pasquier for Memphis Milano in 1984. Just want to put some carrots in thurr.