‘G’Day’ chair by Brian Sayer and Christopher Connell

Made by Central Foundry in Mascot, New South Wales, 1988.

The ‘G’day chair was designed in Australia by Brian Sayer and Christopher Connell. It was handmade from recycled aluminium at the Central Foundry in the Sydney suburb of Mascot in 1988.

Summary

88/726
Chair, 'G'Day', aluminium, designers Brian Sayer / Christopher Connell, manufacturer Central Foundry, Mascot, New South Wales, April 1988

Recycled aluminium, cast in one piece, the back rest formed from the letters 'G' and 'D', back legs form a letter 'A' amd front support a 'Y'. Solid circular seat. 'Made in Australia' impressed in upper back, designer and manufacturers information impressed to underside of seat.

Dimensions

400 mm
870 mm
380 mm

Production

Designed by Brian Sayer and Christopher Connell as 'G'Day Chair Co' in Queen St, Woollahra, 1988 and cast at Central Foundry, 1988.

The designers of the G'Day chair were both migrants to Australia and the chair is a cheerful celebration of the Australian slang and culture they have adapted as their own. The chair is made from recycled cans, including beer cans and was launched in 1988, Australia's bicentennial year.

The G'day chair is cast in three sections. The back consists of the letters G and D above with an apostrophe and the letter A below, the front leg is the Y. It is light in structure and folds neatly into a cardboard carton.
Central Foundry 1988

Source

Purchased 1988

Cite this Object

'G'Day' chair by Brian Sayer and Christopher Connell 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 March 2017, <https://ma.as/87920>
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