Aldo Cibic

Aldo Cibic

 

Memphis is often described as the quintessential postmodern design movement. Many of its members, however, were trained within modernism, and earlier in their careers had been taught to admire abstraction and utilitarian efficiency. The force of Memphis derived in no small part from its rejection of these restrictive principles. However, modernism remained a variable within its radical formula. Aldo Cibic, just over twenty-five when he joined Memphis, was the designer in the group most interested in the continuing possibilities of modernist abstraction. His works contrast with the jumpy, pattern-rich objects made by most of his colleagues, instead offering the pleasures of well-proportioned geometric solids.