The 80s had such a distinct look that it makes you wonder where this style came from so quickly. A group of 22 people known as the Memphis Group basically created the look of the 80s through their designs.
The group based in Milan, Italy was led by Ettore Sottsass who organized a meeting with designers to form the group in 1981. The group produced and exhibited furniture and design objects, annually from 1981 until 1988. The result was a highly acclaimed debut at the 1981 Salone del Mobile of Milan, the world's most prestigious furniture fair.
Their influence is very apparent.