Posted: 14 December 2015
Credit: Camille Walala It's time in the limelight might have been short-lived in the 1980s, but the Memphis movement, with its chaotic, colourful shapes and patterns, has slowly been making a comeback in the new millennium. The post-modernist aesthetic, which was influenced by the Art Deco and Pop Art movements, is dominated by asymmetrical configurations, flamboyant hues, kitsch motifs and the use of bright plastic laminates among other unconventional materials, and it's a style that trend forecasters argue will hit fashion and interior big time in 2016. You need only look to talented emerging designer Camille Walala, who has made her name creating beautiful textiles in this vein, to see that this trend is already starting to catch on. Walala's pop-up shop at the 2015 London Design Festival saw her launch a new range of ceramics, furniture and prints inspired by Memphis. Kirkby Design recently joined up with artist Jon Burgerman to create a looser version of the Memphis trend using his doodles to create fun patterns on textile.