Many things happened in 2017, but the in the design world it marked the centenary of the birth, and a new appreciation of, Ettore Sottass; founder of the Memphis Group. Suddenly, his boldly coloured, often-laminated and unapologetically post-modernist pieces of furniture started popping up in all the style bibles, and it was discovered that David Bowie had a huge collection. Millennial pink, which Sottass favoured, became the ‘it’ colour.[vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”957″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1516551060594{padding-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”960″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1516205813463{padding-top: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]A lovely homage to Sottass’s legacy has come in the shape of this new collection from Nina Mûr – Madrid-based makers of cult eyewear.

This new collection presents glasses that are more like small sculptures for the face, and feature surfaces treated with plastic laminate, a method used by the Memphis group (which included Spain’s own Javier Mariscal) to create stunning colours and textures that, in design terms, defined the 1980s ‘more is more’ ethos.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1516551126828{padding-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Geometric lines and snazzy patterns also form part of the collection’s architecture. The frames themselves are made of laser-cut Finnish Birchwood, and each intricate component is hand-finished and assembled in the company’s Madrid workroom.

Twenty-seven layers of wood are joined together with phenol glue into a curved mould during a process that takes 16 hours. These frames are extremely resistant and the wood grain is visible.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”958″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”947″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1516552737958{padding-top: 40px !important;}”]Together with the designer Gala Fernández, Nina Mûr has previously created a special collection of Cubist eyewear inspired by the painting ‘La Mujer Sentada’ by Juan Gris for the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid.

The full range can be seen (and bought) on their website, with prices starting at around 200 euros.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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