Anyone familiar with the 1980s Memphis style will be able to spot its influences in the Carlton and Bowie designs.
The Memphis Group were a collective of visionary designers famous for their furniture and decor pieces that introduced contemporary patterns and bold colours into the spotlight of 1980s design. They were inspired by Bauhaus, Pop Art, 1950s kitsch and advancements in technology.
These colourful geometric wallpapers feature a range of nostalgic prints and bright, punchy tones that are perfect for making an interior feel more playful and impactful.
The light cream shades provide breathing space between the bold colours, and makes these wallpaper patterns a more modern option for a retro-inspired hallway or dining space.
Salone and Ettore are bright and bold wall murals that both feature a bright colour palette of blues, purples, reds, yellows, pinks, and aquas.
The blocky tones, grid patterns, arcade motifs, and geometric shapes are an instant throwback to the innovative impact of the Memphis Group on the 80s design and decor scene.
Hovia’s wallpaper collection was launched celebrate 40 years since the famed group of designers first exhibited at Milan’s Arc74 gallery in 1981. The Memphis Group lit a fire under modernist interior design, inviting in an exuberant mixture of colour and shapes that would spark an entirely new cultural design movement.
As fans of the style, it’s great to know that the Memphis Group’s bold new trend never really went out of fashion after the 80s era. It’s especially a beloved interior decor look right now, with artists like Camille Walala making everything ‘Memphis’ on-trend and in-demand with her huge street art murals going.
This lead to a newfound love for classic Memphis patterns and colours – growing more and more popular with interior designers and decor collections.
Primary colours and bright tones are a key element to Memphis style, but mixing up the colour palette can make your 1980s look feel a bit more modern.
Memphis Blues and Mendini are feature wall murals that mix bold colours like red and cobalt blue with softer pastel tones, like pale pink and lilac.
These colour combinations are easy to style with neutral shades, and any types of retro or modern furniture will fit in nicely with your Memphis-inspired theme.
Hovia designer Tori Dennett comments on the creation of this original collection of Memphis style wallpapers:
“The Memphis collection has been almost a year in the making. After initially drawing over 70 sketches, we narrowed it down to six designs that we felt took the modern 80s aesthetic that is so classically Memphis into the current day and age.”