Post-Modernism

The Postmodernist style first appeared in architecture in the 1960s, but was only given this name in the 1980s. Product designers began making playful use of popular culture and past styles, including Modernism. The 'Casablanca' cabinet by Ettore Sotsass is a good example of this. Characteristic of Postmodern style are the re-working of familiar, popular images, the use of architectural forms and the display of a sense of humour.