Memphis emerged in the winter of 1980 as a consequence of a joint approach by Scottsass, Mendini, Alchymia and Branzi.
The development of the Memphis design began between 1977 and 1978. The lamps and the Memphis furniture were the first designs to be established though they were considered inconsistent. Memphis had to improve on the original products, and certain innovative measures had to be established. The innovation of graphics was one of the improvements that were affected by Memphis. Technical drawings, lamp manufacturer development of ceramics, manufacture of fabrics and invention of new plastic covers (Radice 35-37).
Memphis reflected on the period it emerged based on the individual designs, materials and the need to develop new approaches. Most of the products and materials at the time did not have a reflection of the period and a change was required to enhance the development of new designs.
Memphis has a number of products that are unique and exhibit a number of unique features. The furniture is one of the most favorite products that Memphis produces. The furniture is a favorite because they are manufactured using unique designs that make them stand out from the rest of the materials (Radice 141-145). Consequently, the colors used in chairs give a unique impression to the products. Another favorite product is the lamp that is manufactured in different designs. Unique materials such as metal bars manufacture the design of the lamps. There are different colors used for the lamps that provide a classic illumination to the surrounding space. The bookcase is also a favorite product because it is designed and painted with unique colors that illuminate the different sections effectively providing a classic and a unique outlook to the product.
Memphis was successful to a greater extent in its initiatives and products. Memphis through its designs and materials developed a new approach that would