MARTINE BEDIN "BUS" MEMPHIS TABLE LAMP
MARTINE BEDIN "BUS" MEMPHIS TABLE LAMP
MARTINE BEDIN "BUS" MEMPHIS TABLE LAMP
MARTINE BEDIN "BUS" MEMPHIS TABLE LAMP

MARTINE BEDIN "BUS" MEMPHIS TABLE LAMP

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Martine Bedin (b. 1957) was trained as an architect but turned to furniture design and sculpture after moving to Italy from France.

She was also one of the founding members of Memphis, which was conceived in Italy in 1981 by a group of innovative multi-disciplinary designers.

Memphis embraced the characteristics that Modernism had rejected, notably color, ornamentation and irreverent forms.

Their informal, but highly influential collective produced some of the most ambitious and subversive creations of the 20th century and defined post-modernism.

Martine Bedin's "Bus" lamp is a Memphis paradigm. It is playful and irreverent, with its pastel palette and slight absurd wheels-on-the-bottom. 

In addition to its importance as a design icon it is still highly decorative and would look charming in a child's bedroom or playful in a home office.

For more information on Memphis, Caviar20 recommends this article on the Design Museum (London, UK) website.

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Enameled metal and laminate.

Italy, circa 1981

Metal tag on verso.

25"H 18"W 4"D

Excellent condition.