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Edition proudly presents a curated exhibition celebrating iconic furniture and objects by Memphis Milano. Presented for the first time in Australia as a collective, the exhibition will showcase a captivating array of iconic furniture and objects from the renowned Memphis Milano design movement.
7-10 September 2023 Carriageworks – 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, Sydney
This year for Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, EDITION presents a tribute to the bold, daring, and imaginative designs that defined an era of innovative creativity. EDITION is a covetable and curated range of limited edition and bespoke products for collectors of art and design. With furniture, sculpture and pieces created by some of the world’s most inspired and distinguished designers, EDITION attracts the attention of local and international design collectors and aficionados.
Memphis Milano was a revolutionary design movement founded in 1981 by the legendary Ettore Sottsass. It quickly gained international acclaim for its vibrant, avant-garde approach that defied traditional design norms. Characterised by bold colours, geometric shapes, and whimsical patterns, Memphis Milano brought a refreshing sense of playfulness to the world of furniture and object design.
Memphis was born as a lab for the development of new project ideas and soon became a cultural phenomenon. With Ettore Sottsass as the point of reference for the group, and with Barbara Radice as artistic director, the first collection was presented at Salone del Mobile in 1981. From the start, Memphis' design has represented a new expressive concept that is tied to new shapes, new materials, new patterns, and that has redesigned living habits by revolutionising their logic and conquering the design world.
All Memphis Milano furniture and objects on display at our EDITION installation will be available for purchase and have an authenticity certificate and guarantee stamp issued.
Undoubtedly, Ettore Sottsass' most iconic creation, the vibrant Carlton, effortlessly combines the functions of a room divider and a bookcase, presenting itself as a full-sized sculptural marvel. Originating in 1981, the Carlton marked a pivotal moment in design history as an integral part of the inaugural collection by the newly formed Memphis Group. The bookcase features colourful laminate shelves with angled supports at varying degrees and two convenient pull-out drawers at its core.
Designed by Michele De Lucchi, the First Chair is an artistic fusion of playful geometry and bold colours and as the name suggest was the first chair designed for the collection. Its asymmetrical form challenges traditional notions of seating while exuding an undeniable sense of whimsy and creative freedom.
Own a mini-masterpiece. Living Edge is proud to present the iconic Guframinis collection by Italian radial design brand Gufram at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 2023. Shop the iconic CACTUS, BOCCA, PRATONE, and GOD as well as new designs in a 1:8 scale, precisely replicating the intricate details of their original size. Made in Italy by Gufram and crafted with precision, each Guframini is moulded from polyurethane foam, capturing the essence of the original designs.
An exclusive limited edition collection "Guframini Black And White", designed by Gufram in partnership with Juventus for the Milan Design Week. The collection includes miniature versions of PRATONE® in black, BOCCA® in white and a CACTUS® in shaded black and white.
The new edition of the brand’s iconic CACTUS® has been designed by A$AP Rocky, together with his design studio HOMMEMADE. As with the real-size Shroom CACTUS®, the new Guframini features multiple hand painted mini mushrooms growing on its trunk and at its feet challenging reality.
Collectible design has always had its devotees who appreciate and seek out rare and enviable pieces. EDITION, by Living Edge offers a curated collection of modern and contemporary design for even the most fervent followers and fans.
EDITION responds to the increasing interest in collecting contemporary furniture, lighting, and decor, and further establishes Living Edge’s place at the forefront of furniture retailers as it leads the way in highly collectible design.
Collecting design, like art, is both for investment and pleasure. Each piece in the EDITION range is numbered or marked by the manufacturer to reflect its exclusivity, and selected by Living Edge for the story and characteristics that contribute to its value. These pieces are distinct for their iconic status, luxurious craftsmanship, legendary designer, ingenious concept, or expression of a cultural ideal.