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George French Angas: The First to Document South Australia

George French Angas (G.F.A.) was an English naturalist, painter, author and poet who travelled to many countries, studying its landscapes...
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Date

01 Dec 2022

Author

Jessie Showell

Mid Century Furniture

LESTER BUNBURY: Iconic Australian Designer

Among the seven designers inducted into the Design Institute of Australia's Hall of Fame on June 15, 2018, was a posthumous inductee—furniture, interior, industrial and exhibition designer Lester “Bun” Bunbury. Bun is recognised as a pioneer and leader in establishing Mid-Century Modern design locally,...
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Date

03 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Mid Century Furniture

ROBIN DAY: Leading Every Step of the Way

Robin Day possessed a talent for drawing from an early age and his birthplace was also a great influence on his chosen career path as High Wycombe was a place renowned for its furniture making. Day may have produced a wide range of furniture...
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Date

03 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Mid Century Furniture

SCHULIM KRIMPER: Premier Australian Cabinetmaker

Schulim Krimper was an Australian furniture designer and cabinetmaker who took the local Melbourne furniture market by storm during the 1960s and 70s with his modernist pieces. His furniture and cabinets during that time had exceptional materials and artistry making them instant collector’s items....
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Date

03 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Mid Century Furniture

FRED LOWEN: Dunera Boy

Fritz Karl Heinz Lowenstein was born in Upper Silesia, Germany. After making it to England to escape from Nazis, he arrived in Australia aboard the Dunera. He began selling wooden dinnerware despite having very little knowledge of wood. He met Ernest Rodeck, who was...
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Date

02 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Mid Century Furniture

CLEMENT MEADMORE: To Design and to Explore

Clement Meadmore was best known for his massive outdoor steel sculptures that can be found all around the world. He was an Australian-American sculptor, designer and author. Meadmore was greatly influenced by his mother who was a great admirer of the arts. He initially...
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Date

02 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Mid Century Furniture

GORDON ANDREWS: A Great Designer

Gordon Arthur Andrews is known as one of Australia’s greatest designers. His first inspiration was his father who was also an inventor and designer. The early 1960s saw a lot of Gordon’s interior design but the year 1963 was perhaps one of the most...
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Date

02 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

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

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