Lamp Super, Martine Bedin, Memphis Milano, 1981
The French designer Martine Bedin (*1957) was one of the founding member of the Memphis group. With its multi-coloured toy shape, the Super lamp belongs to the “classics” of the 80’s avant-garde movement. Unlike the infamous Carlton bookcase, the Tahiti and Treetops lights by Ettore Sottsass or the Oceanic lamp by Michele De Lucchi, the Super was designed in 1981 for the inaugural Memphis Milano exhibition.
Martine Bedin’s Super lamp can be trailed along like a dog on a leash. This is probably one of the most famous and funniest design of the Memphis group, though Martine Bedin designed many other pieces during her time in the group, like the Cucumber vase, the Splendid, Terminus and Charleston lamps.
The postmodernist icon is produced from 1981 by Memphis Milano and never lost its appeal for radical design lovers.