‘Michael Hirst’ Chair by Clement Meadmore

Made by Michael Hirst Pty Ltd in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1959-1965.

During the 1950s, Clement Meadmore was known as one of Australia’s most prominent young designers. He later became an internationally renowned sculptor.

In the fifties, his designs for furniture and lighting were promoted nationally through journals and magazines such as ‘Architecture and Arts’. Stools form part of Meadmore’s line of steel rod furniture, which included chairs, at least one table, bookshelves and lamps.


White plasticised metal frame, splayed legs. Frame for back and seat made of a grid, converging towards top of tapering back rest.


945 mm
410 mm
440 mm


Clement Meadmore was an important Australian furniture and interior designer of the 1950s. He worked as a sculptor in New York in the late 1980s.
Michael Hirst Pty Ltd 1959-1965
Meadmore, Clement c 1955


Purchased 1991
18 November, 1991

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'Michael Hirst' Chair by Clement Meadmore 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 September 2017, <https://ma.as/112390>
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