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Product Design by Paul Rodgers, Alex Milton

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Post-Modernism: 1970s to present day

Post-Modernism has its roots in the 1960s when several design movements were emerging, most notably in Italy, such as the Anti-Design and Radical Design groups Archizoom, Superstudio, and Gruppo Strum. The 1960s was a decade of rebellion in many walks of life in politics, music, art, and literature, and this extended to the world of design. Designers involved in many of the radical groups of the period included Ettore Sottsass, Michael Graves, Alessandro Mendini, Robert Venturi, and Charles Jencks, who all started to produce work that made ironic comments on modern design by applying heavy decorative motifs that made reference to historical styles. Post-Modern designs typically embrace a wide range of cultural ...

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