It's Back! DIY Projects Inspired by the Memphis Design Movement

It's Back! DIY Projects Inspired by the Memphis Design Movement

Dabney Frake
Aug 6, 2015
(Image credit: Paper & Stitch)

Over the past few years, the Memphis Design Movement of the 80s has come screaming back, embraced by young designers in the decor and fashion worlds. No surprise that it also trickled down to the DIY movement, becoming a jumping off point for fun projects that embrace the colors and patterns of the period...with a modern twist of course.

Above, wall organizers from Paper & Stitch use a graphic pattern reminiscent of the 1980s.

(Image credit: Design Sponge)

Megan Pflug (via Design Sponge) painted the wooden floors in this loft apartment using a classic squiggly pattern from the period.

(Image credit: Livet Hemma)

IKEA gets into the Memphis mood with these geometric brightly painted cork coasters.

The House That Lars Built made these fun and colorful pencil holders and planters.

(Image credit: Heju)

From Heju in France comes these candleholders made from clay rings.

(Image credit: Sarah Hearts)

Sarah Hearts used craft paint to layer colorful patterns onto plain white pillows and inserts.

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