MICHELE DE LUCCHI MEMPHIS SIDE STOOL
"Memphis" is arguably the most ambitious, subversive and fun design movements of the 20th century.
Conceived in Italy in 1981 Memphis desecrated the ideals of Modernism in favor of an aesthetic that was bold, kitschy and random.
It took inspiration from all the characteristics that Modernism had rejected, notably color, ornamentation and irreverent forms.
Led and initiated by Ettore Sottsass, he encouraged young designers and architects to not only think outside the box, but to turn the box upside down..
While many Memphis designs look somewhat garish today, there are plenty of works from the period that have aged well and look surprisingly contemporary.
This simple and sculptural stool, with its crisp yellow banded seat, is a prime example. Ideal for a child's bedroom, entryway, bathroom or even as a bedside table.
Attributed to Michele de Lucchi
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Enameled metal and lacquered wood.
Italy, circa 1981
27.5"H 15"W 14.5"D
Very good condition.