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The Ideal Home: Art and Design display

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The Ideal Home: Art and Design display held at MAAS during 2018 focused on post-WWII promotion of modern art and 'good' design for the home.

Held in Melbourne’s Exhibition Buildings, the Modern Home exhibition 'Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow' designed by Richard Haughton (Jimmy) James and his assistant Max Forbes opened to the public in October 1949. This ambitious post-WWII modernist design project aimed at showcasing and promoting good design principles. Amid a media frenzy, it featured …