Foscarini Be/Colour & Memphis Pop-up

Design is a core pillar of 10 Corso Como and since opening in September of last year, the New York location has featured some great design installation. A recent highlight, for example, was the “Kartell goes Sottsass” pop up that included exclusive designs created to honor Ettore Sottsass, one of the most prominent names from the Memphis movement, known for his bold, colorful and quirky designs. Memphis was a significant contemporary design movement in the 1980s that originated in Milan. It was considered disruptive, mixing high and low and kitsch design in a way that hadn’t been done before. You can read more about the movement and our pop-up here.

Continuing to be inspired by bringing life and color into the everyday, 10 Corso Como New York has created another design pop up with an assortment of rare Memphis furniture designed by Nathalie Du Pasquier and George Sowden, two founding members of the Memphis movement, in a range of pop colors and contemporary shapes.

These pieces stand alongside light fixtures from renowned Italian lighting company Foscarini’s new capsule collection “Be/Colour”, designed by Ferruccio Laviani.Foscarini launched in 1983 concurrently with the Memphis design movement, and the two brands sit synergistically together. Laviani’s collection includes both miniature table lamps and larger standing lamps. Both Memphis and Be/Colour pieces are available for purchase in-store.