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The Ideal Home @ MAAS

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The Ideal Home display at MAAS will focus 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 Robin Boyd’s small open-plan archite...