Movement: Initial research

We were given the task to look into design movements and choose three to focus on. I started by looking into movements that I hadn’t heard of before, like the Cold War movement but I couldn’t really find a lot about the movement and it mostly bleed into Space Age. I think most of it was associated with a V&A exhibition. So I moved on to space age/atomic age which I think is such a fascinating movement that was obviously inspired by the

 

So I moved on to space age/atomic age which I think is such a fascinating movement that was obviously inspired by the launch of the first spacecraft and atomic bomb crisis. There is a lot of curves and very futuristic leanings all over the movement, which is definitely what drew me to the age.

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I also looked into Memphis design, which was a pleasant surprise because I recognised the style but didn’t realise its name. It debuted in 1981 and came from the architecture group called the Memphis Group, the movement dominated the early 80’s with their pop art inspired work.

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Another movement I came across, was deconstructivism. However although very interesting I wasn’t overblown by the work. It originated in the early 1980’s from postmodern architecture that gave off the impression of fragmentation and deconstruction.

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