The Memphis Group, also known as Memphis Milano, was founded in 1980 by Ettore Sottsass during a meeting at his apartment with fellow designers Michele de Lucchi, George Sowden, Martine Bedin, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Marco Zanini and Matteo Thun. In founding Memphis, Sottsass’ intention was to define a new approach to design that broke free of the restrictions of functionalism. Even today, product designer draw inspiration from the collective’s ephemeral design featuring colorful and abstract decoration as well as asymmetrical shapes and colour blocking.
Month: July 2022
On the one hand, avocado has become a modern-day cultural icon synonymous with hipster cafes and trendy Instagram posts. On the other hand, it has given is name to a serious injury that occurs when a person tries to remove the pit in a dangerous manner, such as with a knife, and ends up cutting themselves. Product designers are working to develop ingenuous tools that enable avocado-on-toast aficionados to peel, mash and preserve an avocado without the risk of “avocado hand.”
The Great Pyramid, located at Giza on the west bank of the Nile River in Egypt, is the only wonder of the ancient world that has survived to the present day. However, the pyramid isn’t just an ancient wonder. This simple but powerful angled shape has managed to survive into modern times, and contemporary architects continue to build pyramids that are no less stunning.
What makes a perfect scenic route? The one that is intentionally designed to make visitors slow down and observe. These bespoke walkways running through landscapes with unique natural qualities create the experience of walking on air or on water, igniting new reflections on nature itself, while natural wonders along the routes are amplified by art, design, and architecture, offering thought-provoking art in spectacular scenery.
Urban farming and local food supply chains have never been more popular. Sustainable agriculture may sound intimidating to non-farmers, but it is achievable in every household, even urban ones. Although not all homes are built to have gardens, you can run your own mini farm in in whatever space you may be staying in. Indoor farms are believed to be the future of urban farming, their technologies promoted as a solution to the problem caused by climate change and the inefficiencies of the global food production system.
Human hair is considered a waste material in most parts of the world and its accumulation in waste streams causes many environmental problems. However, it has many known uses. Besides its long history of use in art and jewellery making, hair can be basic material for furniture and even be used to measure urban pollution.
Working from home with pets around has something in common with working at home with kids around. If you work at home, your pet will most likely find itself a spot beside you while keeping a close eye on you while you work. This makes some furniture designers think of ingenuous ways to blend pet furniture that will make your fur baby feel comfortable with a side table that will keep necessary everyday items close at hand infusing style into any room.
The basic purpose of a side table is to keep small things within easy reach, in the living room or by the bed. The design of this furniture piece is often neglected, so we have selected several side tables that offer more than a simple design and are besides are multifunctional.