Beside the anniversaries, there is always a desire for Memphis. The resounding success of the first collection composed of 55 pieces and presented in Milan at the Arc ‘74 showroom of Brunella and Mario Godani, in Corso Europa 2, during the Salone del Mobile in 1981, succeeded in attracting the attention not only of the international press but also of a vast public seduced by the short-circuit that this new language called Memphis intended to propose.
Hurricane Memphis is synonymous with a code made of fantasy, laminates with unusual patterns, peculiar shapes but above all, sensoriality
Hurricane Memphis is synonymous with a code made of fantasy, laminates with unusual patterns, peculiar shapes but above all, sensoriality. Today, Memphis-Milano together with Post Design, the brand of the homonymous gallery, proposes again the lamp designed by French designer Martine Bedin (with a past related to the Florentine radicals) for the legendary brand founded 40 years ago by Ettore Sottsass together with a handful of restless designers such as Aldo Cibic, Matteo Thun, Marco Zanini, Martine Bedin, Michele De Lucchi, Nathalie Du Pasquier and George Sowden, names that since then we have never forgotten.
Designed in 1981, the wall-mounted wood and plastic laminate light fixture named Negresco plays on alternating layers of color that frame the neon light inside the structure. Named after the charming historic hotel, founded in 1913 by Henri Négresco in Nice, it takes our imagination to the soft shores washed by the Mediterranean Sea of the Promenade des Anglais. Martine Bedin reconnects her lamp to pistachio and strawberry sweets: an object full of contrasts made of materials with rich and absolute colors and bold combinations such as pink, yellow, light green and black. Post Design Gallery in Milan continues the celebrations of the brand: new re-editions of the works by Arata Isozaki and Aldo Cibic will follow soon.
- Martine Bedin
- wood and plastic laminate with alternating layers of colour, and with a neon light embedded within the frame
- W 60, D 12, H 60 cm