Lounge suite, ‘Charlton’, polyurethane foam/ABS plastic/wool, Grant and Mary Featherston, Melbourne, Australia, 1973-1974

Made by Bridgestone Australia Ltd, 1973-1974.

One of the new wave of Australian designers to emerge in the immediate post-war years, Grant Featherston (1922-1995) designed his first chair in 1947. In the early 1950s he developed the now famous ‘Contour’ range of chairs. First launched in 1951, the ‘Contour’ was an immediate success, its innovative plywood shell formed using a process that Featherston developed himself in the absence of suitable plywood bending technology locally. In 1957 Featherston was appointed consultant designer to Aris...

Summary

Object No.

92/1748

Physical Description

Lounge suite, 'Charlton', polyurethane foam/ABS plastic/wool, Grant and Mary Featherston, Melbourne, Australia, 1973-1974. Five piece setting comprising one two seater, one individual chair, two corner chairs, one rectangular ottoman, all upholstered in 'Torrens oatmeal' wool.

Production

Made

Bridgestone Australia Ltd 1973-1974

Designed

Featherston, Mary null

History

Notes

Exhibited in "Featherston Chairs", National galery of Victoria 30 March - 7 Aug 1988

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mr Terence Lane, 1992

Acquisition Date

16 September 1992

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Harvard

Lounge suite, 'Charlton', polyurethane foam/ABS plastic/wool, Grant and Mary Featherston, Melbourne, Australia, 1973-1974 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 July 2018, <https://ma.as/122802>

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