Memphis Design Esmeralda Earrings


Price:$175.00


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Designer Marco Zanini
Manufacturer ACME Studio
Country United States
Date 1985-6
Material Handmade Cloisonné with Silver
Dimensions 1" x 1.5"
Designed by Marco Zanini (Italian, 1954–), the pair of earrings is part of the "Memphis Designers for ACME" collection, which created over 100 revolutionary jewelry items.

It was handmade in the 1980s by the intricate cloisonné process, an ancient technique for decorating metal; hence any imperfections within the colors are to be expected and inherent which makes it unique and one-of-a-kind.

Memphis Design Group was founded in Milan, Italy by Ettore Sottsass in 1981. The group designed many postmodern furniture, fabrics, ceramics, glass, and metal objects until 1987. The name "Memphis" came from Bob Dylan's Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again, which was playing during the group's inaugural meeting. Inspired by art deco, art nouveau, and pop art, the group created many bold, colorful, geometric styles that departed from the rigid and dark trend during the 1970s.