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Catalogue Memphis - Plastic Field<br/> &copy; madd - bordeaux
Catalogue Memphis - Plastic Field
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Memphis - Plastic Field

Exposition from June 21th, 2019 to January 5th, 2020 

Language(s) French / English
Published 2019
Category Exhibition catalogue
Topics Design

Publication supervisor
Constance Rubini, directrice du madd-bordeaux

Graphic design
Alexandre Dimos - Studio deValence

Views of the exhibition
Laurent Gueneau


Light after darkness
Jean Blanchaert, curator of the exhibition

Memphis, the sensorial object
Constance Rubini, curator of the exhibition

Reproduction of brochures and catalogues from the Memphis collections between 1981 et 1988, introduced by
texts of the period time

Interview of the architect and designer Ettore Sottsass, 1982
Excerpt of the brochure « Memphis 1982 », n.p.

Interview of the architect Arata Isozaki by Barbara Radice, 1983
Excerpt of the brochure« Memphis Furniture Milano 1983 », n.p.

La Memphis
Michele de Lucchi, designer and founder member of Memphis

Il convegno di Laglio, lac de Côme
Martine Bedin, designer and founder member of Memphis

Comunicato Memphis 1985
Barbara Radice, founder member and cultural manager of Memphis

Memphis et le nouveau design italien
Andrea Branzi, designer and founder member of Memphis

Memphis, the New International Style
George J. Sowden, designer and founder member of Memphis

Exhibition views and list of artworks exhibited

Pagess 208 p.
Dimensions 22 x 30 cm
Binding glued together sewed square
ISBN 978-23766-6027-9
Publisher Paris, Editions Norma

Prix de vente : 39,00€
Commande : madd[at]

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