A Memphis collector in Memphis

Monday, 28 November 2011

Previous HBL blog of the week Obsessionistas today features a collector of Memphis furniture. Photographer Dennis Zanone lives in Memphis, Tennessee and owns over 120 different Memphis pieces - as evidenced by his living room, shown above.

Zanone explains, "I started collecting twenty years ago because I thought the design ethos was interesting, the way it was meant to be an ephemeral movement and wasn't taken too seriously by Ettore Sottsass, the movement founder. I noticed a mix of different materials on the same piece, some expensive and others cheap and also the influence of Art Deco, 50s Pop, etc."

Read the full interview here.