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100 rare pieces of postmodern design go on show in Paris

Eclecticó Studio is sharing 100 rare and unusual postmodern design pieces from the 1980s and 90s this spring to mark Paris’ Art and Design Week, offering a different perspective on the divisive design movement.

Archetypes of Desire takes place from 28 March to 2 April 2023 on le boulevard de La Tour-Maubourg, between PAD and Art Paris. The exhibition spotlights four distinct aesthetic design directions within the postmodern movement, featuring prototypes and design objects by less famous creators. According to Eclecticó Studio curator Stefan Cosma, around a third of the works are extremely rare or unique, and many are unknown to even major design connoisseurs.

Of course, the bright colours favoured by the Memphis Group are represented by the likes of Ettore Sottsass, while monochromatic minimalism is explored through the geometric forms of artist Martin Szekely and Paolo Pallucco’s Sedia furniture series. Prototype ‘Metal garden’ lamps by Bohuslav Horak touch upon biomimicry and the inherent shapes of nature, juxtaposed by playful  ‘Nouveau Baroque’ pieces by Czech architect Bořek Šípek and Galerie Néotù.

‘Archetypes of Desire: Context and Collaborations in European Design at The End of the 20th Century’ runs until 2 April at 29 boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg, 75007 Paris

Left to right: ‘Bench for two’ by Nanna Ditzel, ‘Polleno’ armchair by Enzo Mari; Superstudio coffee table produced by Zanotta; Prosim Sni Chaise Longue by Borek Sipek for Driade. Photography: Ovidiu Oltean
The Cubisco Console by Ettore Sottsass . Photography: Ovidiu Oltean
Coffee table by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti. Photography: Ovidiu Oltean
Photography: Ovidiu Oltean

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