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How Alessi, Postmodernism and Memphis Changed the World

Media: DVD
DUR: 35 mins
Product Code: Alessi
Price: £49.00

A guide through the sometimes diverse ideas, designs and innovations that developed during the postmodern era. Includes footage filmed at the Alessi factory and museum and other Milan design houses, and interviews with Alberto Alessi himself, Memphis designer, George Sowden and postmodern architect and designer, Mendini. We also take a look round the V&A's Postmodernism exhibition with its curator.




Endorsed by OCR for use with the OCR GCSE Design and Technology: Product Design specification

 Endorsed by Edexcel for use with the Edexcel GCE in Design and Technology: Product Design 



"I think Pumpkin has made a very clear, intelligent statement about an important (difficult) subject which is often misunderstood and portrayed superficially.  Thank you for involving me and showing some of my work in a way which I appreciate."

George Sowden,
Alessi designer and co-founder of the Memphis Group

"I have received the video you made.  It is very well done and interesting.”

Alessandro Mendini,
Alessi product designer and postmodern architect. 

Suggested exam board specification links


GCSE D&T Resistant Materials and Product Design
GCE D&T Product Design


GCSE D&T Resistant Materials and Product Design
GCE D&T Product Design: Resistant Materials pathway


GCSE D&T Product Design and Resistant Materials 
GCE D&T Product Design


GCSE   D&T Product Design and Resistant Materials

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