Italian design critic Barbara Radice is renowned for shaping the narrative of the Memphis Group, a 1980s postmodern design collective. Her works, including the influential “Memphis: Research, Experiences, Results, Failures and Successes of New Design,” have provided critical insight into the group’s multidisciplinary output.
Pablo Picasso’s modern art has a profound influence on the design world such as furniture, textiles, and industrial design. His tendencies to challenge norms, emphasis on geometry, multifaceted output, emotional complexity, and timeless quality provide rich inspiration for designers, promoting creativity and an unconventional approach.
Jacques Doucet, a renowned 20th-century fashion designer and art collector, had a profound influence in art, design, and architecture. His unique taste combined traditional and contemporary art, while his work in Art Deco design and his collaboration with prominent artists and designers showcased his eclectic artistic vision.
Hilton Kramer, the former N.Y. Times Art Editor, discussed constructivism in a 1972 exhibition called “Constructivist Tendencies”. Constructivism was a movement that emerged in Russia in the early 20th century and was characterised by a rejection of traditional art forms and a focus on geometric shapes, industrial materials, and a functionalist approach to design.