What a way to start the new year! As you may have read on the Interiorator Facebook page, I was in the Belgian city of Ghent last week and I must say I really, really liked it. Before last week, I only knew Ghent as the city you race past on the way to Paris – boy, was I wrong! Ghent is beautiful, Ghent is hip, Ghent is happening. Over the next days, I’m going to share with you the very best this hidden gem of a city has to offer – starting with a three-part blogpost on the excellent Design museum Gent. Oh and by the way, Gent is the Dutch and Flemish spelling of Ghent – just so you know.
Now, I love all things Memphis. Not only because the designs are colorful tongue in cheek, but also because Memphis was a movement that challenged the status quo. No one is against anything in design nowadays, it seems. Come to think of it, out of all the designers I spoke last year, I can only think of one example. And as you can see in the pictures below, a lot of good can come from saying: Screw the establishment – let’s try something new.
I’ve included some other post-modernist design as well, just to give you an impression of the superb collection at the Design museum.
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Plaza dressing table by Michael Graves (thank you Lorenz Shanti for helping me identify this piece!)