Memphis Toucan Lamp.
It is questionable whether this table lamp in the form of a toucan one of the founders of the Memphis design movement may be assigned. It trades at auction as Memphis style. I suspect that this is it merely a stylistic classification. Despite an original object.
Memphis Design was founded in 1981 by Ettore Sottsass during a meeting with young other designers. In the background played a song by Bob Dylan, “Stuck Inside of Mobile” (With the Memphis Blues Again). Memphis is also the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis and the Tennessee Rock’n’Roll à la Elvis Presley. This combination of the sublime with the trivial reflected this new design direction again.
Michele De Lucchi and Ettore Sottsass had the political right to make design accessible to the mass of consumers. In contrast to high-tech design, they postulated that anti-design. The designed objects, furniture, utensils were in shape and color in strong bonds of Pop Art. 1988 disbanded the group.