IKEA – Stoja – Memphis Style Pendant Lamp – Ettore Sottsass Style – 1990

This pendant lamp, part of the IKEA Stoja series, is designed in the famous Memphis style. It’s often being said that Ettore Sottsass has designed this series for IKEA, but those claims are false. This has been confirmed by IKEA.

The Stoja series first appeared in 1990, but this desk lamp first made its entrance in the 1991 IKEA catalogue.

About the Memphis style

The Italian Memphis Group was a design and architecture group founded by Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) in 1981 in Milan which designed Postmodern furniture, lights, fabrics, ceramics, glass and metal objects from 1981 until 1987.

The name was taken after the Bob Dylan song “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again“. The song was played constantly during the first meeting of the designers on the 11th December 1980.

Dimensions (HxWxD in cm): 44 x 30. Diameter base: 17,5 cm
Condition:  very good, minimal signs of wear

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