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86/842 Chairs (4), 'Integra', stackable, moulded polypropylene, designed by Charles Furey & Associates for Sebel Ltd, made by Sebel Ltd, Australia, 1973-1986. Click to enlarge.

‘Integra’ chairs by Sebel

Designed by Charles Furey & Associates in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1973.

These four 'Integra' stackable chairs are made of injection moulded polypropylene and were manufactured in 1986. They were designed in Sydney by Charles Furey and have been made in Sydney by Sebel Ltd since 1974. The multi-purpose Integra is one of Australia's most popular chairs for seating large groups. It was also the first Australian plastic chair which could be moulded in one operation.

Summary

Object No.

86/842

Object Statement

Chairs (4), 'Integra', stackable, moulded polypropylene, designed by Charles Furey & Associates for Sebel Ltd, made by Sebel Ltd, Australia, 1973-1986

Physical Description

Four stackable chairs made of injection moulded polypropylene, formed in one piece and featuring anti-static additives and UV barrier. Each chair has a concave back and grooved legs with V-shaped cross section for stability. The group comprises two armchairs in green and blue and two side chairs in red and yellow.

Production

Made

Sebel Ltd Australia, Oceania 1973-1986

Notes

The chairs were designed by Charles Furey & Associates for Sebel, Australia, 1973. The chairs were made by Sebel Ltd, Australia, 1973-1986. The development of the chairs also involved moulders Elmaco Pty Ltd and toolmakers Shelton Industries Ltd.

Ref: 'Integra', Design Australia, September 1975, p 2-5.

History

Notes

The chair design was the winner of the Australian Design Award 1977 and finalist in the 1978 Prince Philip Prize for Australian Design.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Sebel Furniture Ltd, 1986

Acquisition Date

1 July 1986

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'Integra' chairs by Sebel 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 February 2020, <https://ma.as/68025>

Wikipedia

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