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Mid Century Furniture

FRED WARD: Visionary Modernist Designer

Fred Ward was considered a pioneer by fellow designers. He was creating furniture that took ergonomics into consideration way before it became a fad. He demonstrated the beauty of unstained native Australian timber when others were imitating the look of European wood. His designs...
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Date

02 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Mid Century Furniture

MARC NEWSON: Australian Designer of the Future

Marc Newson may well be one of the most influential and groundbreaking designers of the present generation. He has delved into aircraft design, product design, furniture design, and even clothing and jewellery. He is known for collaborating with a number of big corporations including...
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Date

02 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Mid Century Furniture

T.H. BROWN: The Iconic Brand and the Men Behind It

What does it take for a furniture company to be relevant and desirable more than a century after its founding?...
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Date

02 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Mid Century Furniture

FLER Furniture: A Journey of Two Friends

Fred Lowen and Ernest Rodeck never imagined they would become founders of one of the most sought-after brands for modern furniture when they first came to Australia. Being Jewish, they escaped from Nazi Europe and arrived on the prison ship Dunera. The name Fler...
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Date

02 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Mid Century Furniture

ROGER McLAY: Australian Designer of the Kone Chair

Roger McLay was not only a designer; he was also a builder. He used to build the designs that he made himself. At his apprenticeship, McLay learned lithography, a printing method, which was his first foray into design. McLay got interested in industrial design...
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Date

01 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Mid Century Furniture

DOUGLAS SNELLING: A Prodigy and a Pioneer

Born to a bootmaker, Douglas Snelling already had a design business at 16 and was employing other boys. He had a passion for Hollywood films and his dream was fulfilled when he traveled to Los Angeles to work as a freelancer for film studios,...
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Date

01 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Mid Century Furniture

PARKER FURNITURE: The Vanguard of Design

A partnership between Alf Dagger and Jack Parker is what started Parker Furniture. However, it was Jack’s eldest son, Tony Parker, who turned the company into an icon. While working for his father during the day, Tony took night courses for industrial design. He...
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Date

01 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Mid Century Furniture

An Introduction to Australian Mid-Century Modern Design: Furniture and Designers

With the coming of the 21st century, there has been a renewed interest in furniture designs from a bygone era,...
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Date

01 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Mid Century Furniture

Robin Boyd: Australia’s Most Influential Architect

Robin Boyd was a celebrated Australian architect and interior designer, on par with United States’ Frank Lloyd Wright and France’s...
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Date

01 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Mid Century Furniture

GRANT FEATHERSTON: Genuis design and the legacy

At the end of the Second World War, designers led the trend for futuristic designs in a bid to forget the horrors of the past. Of all the designers that grew to prominence in that era, few can surpass the legacy left by Grant...
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Date

01 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

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