The 1980s are back: laminated furniture, mixed geometric patterns, strong contrasting colors. the postmodern mood returns in the works of the protagonists and the reinterpretations of young designers

Miniature Carlton, a reproduction on a scale of 1:4 of the shelves by Ettore Sottsass first seen in the historic Memphis exhibition of 1981, in laminate with solid colors and the Bacterio pattern; a limited edition of 1000 pieces, from Memphis Milano. On the floor, the Hexa hexagonal mosaic in the Ocean Wave matte color, from Terratinta Ceramiche of Terratinta Group. On the wall, panel with Rete fabric by Ettore Sottsass in pure cotton, Memphis Milano.

Sofa with Arms, limited edition of 33 pieces per color (fuchsia, in the photo) of the iconic seat by Shiro Kuramata from 1982, by Cappellini. Arizona carpet in hand-knotted wool, by Nathalie Du Pasquier, Memphis Milano. Paravan sound-absorbing panels covered in fabric, easily combined to create linear, corner and curved compositions, designed by Lievore Altherr for Arper.

From left, Meta stackable indoor-outdoor chair, entirely in coated aluminium and finished with metal nails and rivets, designed by Giulio Iacchetti for Internoitaliano. AntDeco Silhouette, the classic chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, in the version with the shell printed with a tribal ton-sur-ton design by the Danish artist Krista Rosenkilde. Pablo Piano table designed by Nava + Arosio for Rubelli Casa, in HD polyurethane with faceted and lacquered tops. Lagoa by Zanini De Zanine for Tacchini, chair with textile covering and a soft, rounded volume with suspended seat. On the floor, the Contrasti collection by Ragno, in white and anthracite stoneware with a matte, silky surface, soft to the touch. On the wall, the Monforte sound-absorbing mobile divider system, composed of tubular parts covered in Kvadrat fabric, designed by Raffaella Mangiarotti for IOC project partners.

Smalto table by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby for Knoll with legs in steel tubing and top with shiny glazed finish in porcelain. Lisa Lounge, designed by Marcello Ziliani for Scab Design, chair with coated tubular steel structure, padded seat and back with curved plywood core. Geometrie Volanti carpet by Paola Pastorini for antoniolupi in printed tufted velvet. On the wall, panel covered with Cerchio cotton fabric by Nathalie Du Pasquier for Memphis Milano.

Arcom bedside unit with drawer and fold-back hatch, designed by Giulio Iacchetti for My Home Collection. Delux table lamp in the black Marquinia marble version, shade in blown opal glass, by Studio Natural for Martinelli Luce. Trix convertible by Piero Lissoni for Kartell, composed of parts in expanded polyurethane connected by elastics and covered in LeTraset fabric by Ettore Sottsass. On the wall, Monforte, the jointed divider system composed of tubular parts, by Raffaella Mangiarotti for IOC project partners. On the floor, the Contrasti collection of white and anthracite gray stoneware tiles by Ragno.

From left, Mrs Rainbow, from the Raw & Rainbow collection, designed by Zanellato/Bortotto for Altreforme, a sculptural vase in a limited edition in colored aluminium. Double stacked bowls by Donato D’Urbino – Paolo Lomazzo, with double walls in black and red colored steel and relief decoration obtained by a cold coining process for a granular effect, from Alessi. Table Joy by Aldo Cibic, a collection of combinable and stackable objects for the table, in hand-finished colored or platinum-coated ceramic and two-tone blown glass. The collection includes a cup, a stand, a carafe, a vase. From Paola C. Surface made with cementina tiles in stoneware from Collezione Contrasti, available in six powder tones, seen here with the Tappeto 13 decoration in the teal color, by Ragno.

Photos Paolo Riolzi