Novalis specializes in showcasing a large number of objects designed by Memphis Group, the famous Italian design movement born in 1981 and led by Ettore Sottsass. The group created furniture, fabrics, ceramics, glasses by prestigious designers and architects as Ettore Sottsass, Michele de Lucchi, Michael Graves, George J. Sowden, Marco Zanini, and many others.
Besides Memphis design, we also represent other talented designer artists, painters, and photographers.
The exhibition at MK Gallery will feature the iconic designs created by the Memphis Group between 1981 – 1988, including work by important contributors such as Shiro Kuramata, Michele De Lucchi, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Martine Bedin, George Sowden, Michael Graves, Javier Mariscal, Marco Zanini, Aldo Cibic and Peter Shire.
The Memphis group was one of the most unusual phenomena to appear in the world of design in recent decades. It emerged in the winter of 1980/81, when a group of young designers eager to break away from the dogmas of functionalism and industrial design formed around the Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass.