The Beep Beep Collection

View all 12 Photos

A design that celebrates the spirit of the Memphis Group on its 40th anniversary.

In 1981, a group of designers and artists led by Ettore Sottsass launched the Memphis movement that defied the “modernist dictatorship” with bold, colorful, pop art, and futuristic furniture and objects. To achieve their design vision, the movement’s members turned to an unconventional material: laminates. More specifically, products made by Italian brand Abet Laminati. Consequently, the company’s laminates transformed from a product used in kitchens and commercial spaces into a part of a design revolution. To mark the movement’s 40th anniversary, Abet’s design curators Giulio Iacchetti and Matteo Ragni organized Super Superfici –The Spirit of Memphis (reloaded), a workshop that explored the reasons that led to the birth of Memphis design.

The collective research project enouraged eight designers to answer a simple question: what it means to be radical in 2021? Inspired by the avant-garde spirit of the Memphis movement, Milan-based designer Federico Angi created the Beep Beep series. His collection uses Abet laminates as a flexible material that covers curved solid surfaces. Simple and complex at the same time, the minimalist objects appear slightly different depending on the viewing angle. The designer used the black outline that indicates the laminate’s thickness as an aesthetic element. Here, the black line highlights the relationship between flat and curved forms as well as angular and sinuous lines.

The designs are multifunctional, as they double as coffee tables or as stools. This first edition comes in a range of colors which the designer chose from the Abet Laminati catalog. Launched during Salone del Mobile 2021, the design show held at the ADI Design Museum also featured furniture and objects created by Zanellato Bortotto, Agustina Bottoni, Antonio de Marco, Chiara Moreschi, Martinelli Venezia, Panter & Tourron, and Mario Scairato. Photography© Alberto Strada.

    string(5) "admin"
Tags: , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • The Noah Living Modular Sofa

    A minimalist, sustainable and modular sofa system. Berlin-based furniture brand Noah Living combines traditional craftsmanship…

  • Craighill’s Kepler Pen

    A stylish pen inspired by the golden ratio and the beauty of handwriting. Believing that…

  • The Harvey Series

    A minimalist collection that offers an unconventional take on classic porcelain tableware. Award-winning Dutch designer…

  • The BRUT-AL Collection

    A seating collection inspired by the Brutalist movement. Named BRUT-AL, this collection of chairs has…

  • Introducing Sun at Six

    A California-based furniture brand that celebrates traditional Chinese woodworking techniques. Born in Santa Cruz, California,…

  • The Frama T-Lamp

    A refined take on the archetypal desk lamp. Designed by award-winning multidisciplinary studio Regular Company…

  • The Chubby Collection

    A limited-edition series of contemporary stone furniture designed with bold, rounded forms. New York-based, French…

  • The Loop Desk

    An elegant and minimalist wood desk with a two-tier design that optimizes function. Following on…

Around the world

  • Hotel Grand Stark

    A building from 1908 transformed into a stylish boutique hotel. Located in the Central Eastside…

  • The Circulo Mexicano Hotel

    A 19th century residential building transformed into a hotel with Shaker-inspired furniture. Located in the…

  • Plácido y Grata Hotel

    A boutique hotel located in a restored manor house from the 19th century. After years…

loader