Unfamiliar pairings of materials, vivid pattern with borrowed and reissued design esthetics Ettore Sottsass set out to redefine what was thought of as “Popular Design” by going against everything that was popular at the time (1981-1988). Dennis Zanone of Memphis, Tennessee shares his love and passion for the now dismantled movement and let’s us peer into his home and world-class collection.
December 13, 2011 in Product Design
American Modern is often distinguished by the absence of traditional ornament, the use of new technologies and materials, and the adoption of mass-production techniques. Here we showcase two fine examples; Russel Wright’s American Modern dishware and refrigerator ware by Hall China Company.