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Armchair by Fred Ward for the University of Sydney Club

Made 1960-1961

Fred Ward is a major figure in the history of Australian design. Born in 1900 in Melbourne, he trained at the National Gallery School and began his career as a newspaper illustrator. During the late 1920s he began manufacturing his own furniture designs. In the early 1930s Ward was asked by Myer Emporium Ltd to open a modern furniture department within its Melbourne store. During the 30s and after military service in the early 1940s Ward designed furniture ranges for the store as well as providi...

Summary

2003/25/2
Armchair, [blackwood], designed by Fred Ward for the University of Sydney Club, made by Edward Hill & Co, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1960-1961

Armchair of [blackwood], the ladder back of four horizontal rails with shaped armrests attached between the first and second rails and each armrest supported by an upright connected to the seat and side stretchers; the seat with raised edges to take a drop-in cushion (missing) and supported on four tapered legs joined at the sides by stretchers, these in turn joined by a single cross stretcher attached using the designer's 'signature' exposed mortice and tenon joints.

Production

Designed 1960-61 by Fred Ward according to university records documenting the commission. Made by Edward Hill & Co., Sydney, a cabinet-making firm established in the (1930s) and specialising in stylish, high quality cabinet work
1960-1961

Source

Gift of University of Sydney Club, 2003

Cite this Object

Armchair by Fred Ward for the University of Sydney Club 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 29 March 2017, <https://ma.as/12023>
{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/12023 |title=Armchair by Fred Ward for the University of Sydney Club |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=29 March 2017 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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