Memphis Group revival permeates Milan furniture fair

April 16, 2015 6:47 PM

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The Memphis Group, a postmodern design movement that launched at the Milan Furniture Fair in 1981, was back to permeate this year's fair, not just with its acid colors and fanciful squiggles but with its pervasive search for clarity between the artistic and commercial.

The movement's debut back then took the design world by surprise; its colorful optimism was expressed in fabrics, objects and furniture that represented a loud counterpoint to the commercial activity inside the fairgrounds.

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