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A10980 Chair, 'Poli', fibreglass reinforced polyester, designed by Grant and Mary Featherston, Victoria, made by Polyfibre Products, Hawthorn, Victoria for Module Furniture Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1971. Click to enlarge.

'Poli' chair designed by Grant and Mary Featherston

Made
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 …

Summary

Object No.

A10980

Object Statement

Chair, 'Poli', fibreglass reinforced polyester, designed by Grant and Mary Featherston, Victoria, made by Polyfibre Products, Hawthorn, Victoria for Module Furniture Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1971

Physical Description

Chair, 'Poli', made of orange fibreglass reinforced polyester with a gel coat finish. The curved shell has a longitudinal mould junction and two drainage holes in the seat. The concave side form the legs. The reverse and underside are black in colour.

Marks

None

Dimensions

Height

750 mm

Width

740 mm

Depth

720 mm

Production

Notes

Designed by Grant and Mary Featherston, Victoria, 1971.

Manufactured by Polyfibre Products for Module Furniture Co, Australia, 1971.

Designed by Grant and Mary Featherston, made by Polyfibre products for Module Furniture Co, Australia, 1971.

History

Notes

Owned by Grant and Mary Featherston, Ivanhoe, Victoria.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Grant and Mary Featherston, 1984

Acquisition Date

16 November 1984

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Poli' chair designed by Grant and Mary Featherston 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 4 August 2021, <https://ma.as/172286>

Wikipedia

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This object is currently on display in Art & Design at the Museums Discovery Centre.