The Zany Exuberance of Memphis Group Blooms Amidst the Grandeur of Palazzo Franchetti

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While the neo-Gothic Palazzo Franchetti in Venice may seem an odd place to house an exhibition about the Memphis Group, the 80s short-lived design movement whose radical, funny and outrageous sensibility forever changed the industry’s landscape, in reality, it couldn’t be a more fitting location. Known for its iconoclastic mischievousness, the group’s late founder Ettore Sottsass would surely be delighted to hear that their rule-breaking, zany designs are antagonizing the pompous interiors of the Venetian palazzo.

Source: yatzer

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