Chair and foot stool possibly designed by George Korody

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c 1954.

It is thought that this coachwood and cane footstool was designer by the Hungarian architect and professor, George Korody, while the chair was designed by Bernard Jones in about 1954.

During the 1940s and 1950s, Australia benefited immeasurably from the immigration of many designers from war-ravaged Europe. Architects, furniture designers and makers, graphic designers and photographers introduced sophisticated concepts that helped energise and redirect local design.

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Summary

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Chair & foot stool, wood / cane, [foot stool designed by George Korody / chair designed by Bernard Jones], said to have been purchased at Artes Studios Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1954

Chair and footstool of cane with [coachwood] frame;the chair with cane shell framed with wooden toprail and shaped and curved back uprights and seatrails. Curved wooden armrests on shaped and tapering front legs with stretcher. Bowed back legs with two stretchers, the lower one angled. Rectangular footstool of cane framed with wood on four wooden legs with tapering inner edge.

Production

Advice March 2014 suggests the stool was possibly designed by George Korody, while the chair seems to have been designed by Bernard Jones.

Original receipt on file from Artes Studios documents a chair and stool - but whether these two is unclear.
c 1954

Source

Gift of Miss F Dodd, 1985
20 June, 1985

Cite this Object

Chair and foot stool possibly designed by George Korody 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 September 2017, <https://ma.as/53475>
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