Lately I’ve been completely inspired by Memphis-style forms in architecture, furniture design, artwork and more. There’s something so whimsical about the way clean lines, bold curves and candy colors combine. There’s also something dreamy about Memphis-Milano motifs, and nothing piques my interest more than the Plaza dressing table and stool by Michael Graves, shown above and below in images from Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Interiorator. I’m getting ready to tackle a wall art project, so today I’m sharing a few of my sources of inspiration. Read on for some amazing photos, and follow the links for the details. You just might be surprised by what’s old and what’s new…
Artwork by Masoud Yasami:
Zeitguised — ADC Miami Paratectonic from Florence & Moll Associee:
Bucket O’ Blocks (Bright) from The Land of Nod:
Michael Graves’ Portland Building [via Curbed]:
Teneriffe Brisbane skyline poster print from Etsy shop TwoToneDesign:
FUNTASTICO by Jaime Hayon at the Groninger Museum [via Yatzer]:
Vibrant homes in Tirunamavalai in South India, built in the 1940s! [featured at Sketch 42]:
I live in an area where there are many office buildings that were designed in the ’80s. While they aren’t as colorful as the buildings and images in today’s post, their forms are so quintessentially 1980s, and I know they’ll work their way into my art project.
What inspires you when it comes to retro-modern art and design?