You may have noticed that over the past few years, design has gotten a bit, um, what's the word ... kooky? We've been seeing motifs that feel extra '80s; kitschy zig-zag stuff; crazy colors. A lot of that stuff has its roots in a 1980s design movement called the Memphis Group, which was founded by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass, and brought together a global group of designers interested in breaking away from austerity and functionalism, with furniture and decor that was purposefully shocking and even garish, at times.
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If you're interested in collecting Memphis-style pieces, look no further than Etsy, which has plenty of vintage objects that are either directly from the core group of Memphis designers, or inspired by that extra-'80s look. Check out these offerings to get an idea of what you might be able to score:
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