If you have a passion for mid-century design and haven’t seen the Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design exhibition at NGV Australia Ian Potter Gallery then you will need to get down to NGV today, October 19, for the last day of the exhibition.
I dropped into the gallery recently for a last look at the show and I still can’t believe how many rare and beautiful pieces curator Kirsty Grant has managed to get under one roof. From Melbourne based designers and craftsmen Feathetston, Fred Lowen and Krimper through to Sydney designers Gordon Andrews’ and George Korody. The highlight for me is the incredible collection of lighting and furniture designed by Clement Meadmore in the 1950’s.
The gallery shop had some very cool Home Beautiful fridge magnets, and I was surprised to hear that the exhibition catalogue has almost completely sold out. There are only about 20 catalogues left for sale, so be quick to get yourself a copy of what can only be described as the best illustrated reference on Australian Mid-Century Modern furniture design. The exhibition was a long time in the making and I would like to say a big thank you to all involved for what has truly been a fantastic and memorable exhibition.