George Sowden moved to Milano in 1970 where he started working with Ettore Sottsass and Olivetti. In 1981, he was one of the co-founders of the Memphis Group, the design movement that had a significant impact on design aesthetics in the eighties. The same year he founded his design studio, SowdenDesign, and has since collaborated with numerous world famous companies, such as Olivetti, Alessi, Bodum, Guzzini, Lorenz, Steelcase, Swatch, Memphis, and Pyrex.
Shiro Kuramata (1934-1991), Imperial, Suite de trois cabinets Bois teinté Edition Memphis Milano Date de création : 1981
ALESSANDRO GUERRIERO Unique “Acid House” desk, 1989 Painted metal. Produced for Studio Alchimia, Italy. 37 1/2 x 57 x 28 in. (95.3 x 144.8 x 71.1 cm.)
A Martine Bedin 'Splendid' enamelled steel and aluminium floor lamp, Memphis, Italy. Label marked. Height 195 cm.
memphis, michele de lucchi, first chairs
Georg J. Sowden, Armlehnstuhl "Palace" (1983). 1981 George Sowden was a founding member of the Memphis group, designing numerous Postmodern objects for Memphis and taking part in Memphis exhibitions Front view further down on board.
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Chair1981: Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara and graduated in architecture in Florence. In the years of radical and experimental architecture, he was a major player in such movements as Cavart, Alchymia, and Memphis. Designed lamps and furnishing items for the most renowned Italian and European companies. Was in charge of Design at Olivetti from 1988 to 2002, developed experimental projects and conceived a number of personal theories on office development.