Mid-Century Modern
Australian Furniture Design

Key works

  • Grant FEATHERSTON (designer); UNKNOWN (manufacturer)
Television BS211H Contour settee (1953) 


hardwood, plywood, cotton (replacement), (other materials)
78.7 x 119.4 x 82.0 cm


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Grant and Mary Featherston, 1973
D219-1973

    Grant FEATHERSTON (designer); UNKNOWN (manufacturer)
    Television BS211H Contour settee (1953)
    hardwood, plywood, cotton (replacement), (other materials)
    78.7 x 119.4 x 82.0 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of Grant and Mary Featherston, 1973
    D219-1973

  • Fred LOWEN (designer); THE FLER COMPANY, Richmond, Melbourne (manufacturer)
Aluminium shell chair (1954) 


aluminium, wool (replacement), steel, wood, rubber, (other materials)
93.5 x 94.6 x 81.5 cm


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Fred Lowen, 2004
2004.585

    Fred LOWEN (designer); THE FLER COMPANY, Richmond, Melbourne (manufacturer)
    Aluminium shell chair (1954)
    aluminium, wool (replacement), steel, wood, rubber, (other materials)
    93.5 x 94.6 x 81.5 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of Fred Lowen, 2004
    2004.585

  • Grant Featherston (designer)
Australia 1922–95
E2 Elastic Suspension chair 1954
hardwood, plywood, rubber, wool, (other materials)
92.0 x 84.0 x 80.0 cm
Collection of Cameron and Alison Lyon, Melbourne

    Grant Featherston (designer)
    Australia 1922–95
    E2 Elastic Suspension chair 1954
    hardwood, plywood, rubber, wool, (other materials)
    92.0 x 84.0 x 80.0 cm
    Collection of Cameron and Alison Lyon, Melbourne

  • Gordon Andrews (designer)
Gazelle chair (c. 1950) designed, 1957 manufactured
plywood, aluminium, wool
74.0 x 48.0 x 55.0 cm
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney
Purchased, 1989 (89/499)

    Gordon Andrews (designer)
    Gazelle chair (c. 1950) designed, 1957 manufactured
    plywood, aluminium, wool
    74.0 x 48.0 x 55.0 cm
    Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney
    Purchased, 1989 (89/499)

  • Grant Featherston
Living room setting at Hotel Federal exhibition 1953
type C photograph
Featherston Archive, Melbourne

    Grant Featherston
    Living room setting at Hotel Federal exhibition 1953
    type C photograph
    Featherston Archive, Melbourne

  • Gordon ANDREWS (designer)
Rondo chair (c.1953) (designed); (c.1969) (manufactured) 
fibreglass, aluminium, foam rubber, wool
84.1 x 78.0 x 67.7 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1999 (1999.100.1)
on
Mona HESSING (Australian born 1933)
Circular rug 1965
wool, hessian
3.5 x 271.0 x 264.0 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1999 (1999.101)

    Gordon ANDREWS (designer)
    Rondo chair (c.1953) (designed); (c.1969) (manufactured)
    fibreglass, aluminium, foam rubber, wool
    84.1 x 78.0 x 67.7 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased, 1999 (1999.100.1)
    on
    Mona HESSING (Australian born 1933)
    Circular rug 1965
    wool, hessian
    3.5 x 271.0 x 264.0 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased, 1999 (1999.101)

  • Roger McLAY
Kone chair (1948) 


plywood, steel, rubber, brass
72.0 x 78.3 x 63.0 cm


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1998
1998.2

    Roger McLAY
    Kone chair (1948)
    plywood, steel, rubber, brass
    72.0 x 78.3 x 63.0 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased, 1998
    1998.2

  • Roger McLAY
Kone chair (1948) 


plywood, steel, rubber, brass
72.0 x 78.3 x 63.0 cm


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1998
1998.2

    Roger McLAY
    Kone chair (1948)
    plywood, steel, rubber, brass
    72.0 x 78.3 x 63.0 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased, 1998
    1998.2

  • Grant FEATHERSTON (designer); UNKNOWN (manufacturer)
R160 Contour armchair (c. 1951) 


hardwood, plywood, cotton, (other materials)
91.0 x 73.0 x 83.0 cm


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift from the Estate of Mr George Seger, 1987
D74-1987

    Grant FEATHERSTON (designer); UNKNOWN (manufacturer)
    R160 Contour armchair (c. 1951)
    hardwood, plywood, cotton, (other materials)
    91.0 x 73.0 x 83.0 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift from the Estate of Mr George Seger, 1987
    D74-1987

  • Grant FEATHERSTON (designer); EMERSON BROS PTY LTD, Melbourne (manufacturer)
R152 Contour chair (1950) {designed}; (1951) {manufactured} 


hardwood, plywood, linen, (other materials)
91.0 x 59.0 x 77.0 cm


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1955
1532-D4

    Grant FEATHERSTON (designer); EMERSON BROS PTY LTD, Melbourne (manufacturer)
    R152 Contour chair (1950) {designed}; (1951) {manufactured}
    hardwood, plywood, linen, (other materials)
    91.0 x 59.0 x 77.0 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased, 1955
    1532-D4