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Squash Special Edition Ashtray - / By Maria Sanchez, 1985 - Limited edition - Memphis Milano

Light blue / Black & white

Designer : Maria Sanchez

223 £223.00
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  • Type : Ashtray, Catch all
  • Colour : Black - Light blue - White
  • Material : Ceramic
  • Dimensions : 15 x 15 cm x H 15 cm
  • Weight : 3.96 lb
  • Characteristics : Limited edition exclusive colourways, with only 250 units created (2018) - Original Memphis model designed in 1985 (Memphis Milano collection 1981-1988) - Each unit bears the "Memphis" seal and comes with a certificate of authenticity, also bearing the seal - Ash tray / Trinket bowl
  • Country of Manufacture : Italy

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The "Memphis Milano" catalogue includes icons designed by the famous Memphis collective between 1981 and 1988. True works of art, these collector's items revolutionised the creative and commercial logic of design in the 80s.   Founded in Milan in 1981 by Ettore Sottsass, the Memphis group brought together international architects and designers such as Michele De Lucchi, Matteo Thun, Martine Bedin, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Shiro Kuramata, George J. Sowden ... A true cultural phenomenon, Memphis really shook up the design codes by voluntarily stepping outside of the lines of "good taste" of the time. It was out with the pure, hard functionalism and austerity Bauhaus-style, and in came fantasy with colourful and eccentric creations. The first Memphis collection landed in the design world like a bombshell: prolifically exuberant motifs, explosive colours, intrepid asymmetries, geometric forms stacked like totems, use of plastic laminate previously dismissed as "cheap" combined with noble materials (marble, burr walnut), etc. Soon, Memphis became THE subversive label of Italian design with its wacky, colourful world inspired by comics, Pop Art, cinema, Kitsch and Art Deco. It was a revolution: design, until then confined to the showrooms, invaded the media and inflamed passion.   Considered symbols of Anti-design and New Design, the Memphis creations are above all the manifestation of an unlimited creativity which breaks free of the constraints dictated by industry and the law of the market. Within the confines of design, architecture, art and post-modernism, these exceptional pieces are now sought after by collectors around the world and exhibited in the most prestigious museums.   More than 20 years after the end of the movement, the "Memphis Milano" company continues to produce around fifty hand-crafted historical pieces designed by Memphis between 1981 and 1988. These original models are collector's items all bearing the "Memphis" seal, a guarantee of authenticity. In addition, each piece has its own paper certificate of authenticity, itself bearing the "Memphis" seal. Some models bear the designer's signature.   After meeting Ettore Sottsass in 1985, Maria Sanchez collaborated with the Memphis group, creating the Squash ash tray, one of the smallest objects in the Memphis Milano collections. It is composed of stacked elementary and colourful geometric shapes.This special, limited edition version boasts a unique colour combination (2018): limited edition, only 250 units made.

In detail:
  • Variation : Light blue / Black & white

  • Brand : Memphis Milano

  • Designer : Maria Sanchez

  • Type : Ashtray, Catch all

  • Colour : Black - Light blue - White

  • Material : Ceramic

  • Dimensions : 15 x 15 cm x H 15 cm
  • Weight : 3.96 lb
  • Characteristics : Limited edition exclusive colourways, with only 250 units created (2018) - Original Memphis model designed in 1985 (Memphis Milano collection 1981-1988) - Each unit bears the "Memphis" seal and comes with a certificate of authenticity, also bearing the seal - Ash tray / Trinket bowl
  • Country of Manufacture : Italy

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