The Memphis Group
June 14, 2013 7:12 AM Subscribe
posted by panaceanot (15 comments total)
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was an industrial designer who was born in Innsbruck, Austria. Famous for his My Valentine typewriter
design and his geometric enamel designs
He also founded The Memphis Group
, whose bold furniture designs
have been described as "'bizarre', 'misunderstood', 'loathed', and 'a shotgun wedding between Bauhaus and Fisher-Price'".
Interestingly, the codename for the new iOS7 design
led by industrial designer Jony Ive was "Innsbruck"... the hometown of the originator of the Memphis aesthetic and many features of the beta interface are arguably interpretations of the Memphis Group style.