Nordstrom Opened A Memphis Exhibit —And It's Shoppable
This is the design store we've been waiting for.
In the world of interiors, Memphis design is so much more than a funky mix of colors and shapes. It's a concept — an opportunity to be just a little bit out there —and it happens to be one of our favorite design styles. So, when we heard that Nordstrom was launching a special, shoppable exhibition of Memphis design in their Seattle Flagship Store, we had to learn more.
Memphis Group Memphis Milano Carlton Mini Room Divider, $900, Nordstrom.
It turns out that this pop-up was conceived by Olivia Kim, Nordstrom's VP of Creative Projects. The exhibit, titled Memphis Milano, will feature a curated edit of the iconic design group's original pieces. Works from designers including Ettore Sottsass, Nathalie du Pasquier, and Michele De Lucchi will be featured in the display, along with Memphis-inspired finds by contemporary designers.
So, who helped Nordstrom in curating such a quintessential Memphis mix? The main Memphis dealer in the US, Keith Johnson. In addition to Johnson, Los Angeles-based artist Peter Shire is directly involved in the exhibition, too. Shire is in charge of creating installations for the window display, coffee shop, gift shop, and more. Plus, the artist himself will be in attendance to the opening event.
Nordstrom's Memphis exhibit is open for visiting now — and make sure to check out the gift shop while you're there. You'll definitely want to take a piece of this display home. Find out more about Nordstrom's latest exhibit here.