The origin of the ’80s aesthetic

The Memphis Group dominated the design world in the ‘80s. The collective led by Italian architect Ettore Sottsass came together in 1981 and they had a huge impact on the postmodern designs of the decade. The life of the Memphis Group was short lived, 6 years to be exact. And even though their designs failed to serve a function in people’s homes, they left a colorful mark in history and inspired many designers to come.