Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design

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The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia in Melbourne will host one of the most anticipated and extensive exhibitions of Australian Mid-Century furniture design ever held in this country.

Curated by Kirsty Grant, the exhibition brings together a selection of pieces from both public and private collections across Australia. If you have a passion for Australian Mid-Century furniture, this is your opportunity to see rarely exhibited pieces created by our most talented crafts people, artists and industrial designers from the post-war period.

A highlight of the exhibition is an extensive collection of furniture and lighting designed and/or made by sculptor Clement Meadmore. Expect fabulously curvaceous chairs by Grant Featherston, along with the timeless elegance of furniture designed by Gordon Andrews. Also featured are rare designs by Fred Lowen, Schulim Krimper, Steven Kalmar and George Korody.

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To celebrate the event, the NGV has produced an extensive catalogue which features contemporary photographs of over 100 pieces. There is also a collection of designer biographies and essays. The catalogue fills an important gap in knowledge around this important period in our design history and is sure to please with its smart design and low price. For more information on the catalogue or to order a copy
visit The NGV Bookshop

Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design will be on display at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia from 30 May to 19 October 2014. Open 10am–5pm, closed Mondays. Admission fees apply: Adult $10 | Concession $7 | Children (16 and under) Free.

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