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Author Isaac, Geoff, author.

Title Featherston / Geoff Isaac with original photography by Nic Bailey.

Published Port Melbourne, Vic. : Thames & Hudson Australia, 2017.
©2017.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  745.2092 FEAT/ISAA    ON DISPLAY NEW
Physical description 289 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 30 cm
Notes Brighton Municipal Offices, Brighton Library, p177-179.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-287) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.The Early Years -- Relaxation 1947 -- The House of Tomorrow -- 2.The Contour Range -- Australia's Contours 1951 -- Wing 1951 -- TV Series 1953 -- Federal Hotel Exhibition -- Eleanor 1954 -- Cone chair 1955 -- The complete Contour range - (1951-55) -- 3.Beyond Wood -- Cane Metal chair 1954 -- 51 and 53 Easy chairs 1955 -- Townhouse series 1956 -- The Irving Marcus & Series 21 chair 1956 -- FUITA -- TY and RE chairs 1957 -- Featherston Interiors -- 4.The Age of Steel: The Aristoc Years -- Mitzi 1957 -- Arabesque 1958 -- Pagodaline 1958 -- Lido 1960 -- Scape 1960 -- Squareline 1960 -- Floating 1960 -- Heron 1962 -- Wire chair 1963 -- Delma 1963 -- Profile 1964 -- Domo 1964 -- Major 1964 -- Varna 1966 -- 5.The Talk of the Towns -- Talking chair 1967 -- Expo II and Expo X -- National Gallery of Victoria -- Gyro 1967 -- 6.The Search For an Australian Style -- 7.Into the Space Age: The Future is Plastic -- Stem 1969 -- 8.One Night Seats --
Contents note continued: Feathersling 1971 -- Poli 1971 -- Hob 1972 -- The 73 chair -- 9.Age of the Beanbag -- Numero IV 1973 -- Obo 1974 -- Nautilus 1982-84 -- 10.Revival and Legacy -- Gordon Mather Industries -- Legacy.
Summary "This is the first book to celebrate the life and work of Grant Featherston (1922-1995), the Melbourne-based industrial designer most well known for his Contour chairs. This collection was designed and developed in the early 1950s and remains highly sought after by mid-century collectors in Australia and overseas _ often fetching $10,000 or more at auction. Featherston, later joined by his second wife, Mary, designed hundreds of chairs over the next thirty years; however, this astonishing Australian industrial design partnership has gone largely uncelebrated until now. Featherston focuses on the chairs produced between 1947 and 1975 and presents a new biography of the designer, drawn from archival research and interviews with his peers. It is extensively illustrated with over 250 beautiful photographs and includes a selection from the previously unpublished personal achieve of Ian Howard, the former Managing Director of Melbourne-based manufacturer Aristoc." -- Publisher's description.
Other author Bailey, Nic, photographer.
Subject Featherston, Grant, 1922-
Featherston, Grant, 1922- -- Catalogs.
Industrial designers -- Australia -- Victoria -- Biography.
Chair-makers -- Australia -- Victoria -- Biography.
Chair design -- Victoria -- History.
Chairs -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.) -- Photographs.
Chair industry -- Victoria -- History.
Chairs -- Australia -- Victoria -- Catalogs.
Furniture designers -- Australia -- Victoria -- Catalogs.
Industrial designers -- Australia -- Victoria -- Catalogs.
Chairs -- Australia -- Victoria -- Photographs.
Chair design -- Australia -- Victoria -- History.
Chair industry -- Australia -- Victoria -- History.
Chairs -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.) -- Pictorial works.
Chairs -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.)
Chair-makers -- Australia -- Victoria -- Catalogs.
Industrial designers -- Australia -- Biography.
Chair design -- Australia -- History.
Chairs -- Australia -- 20th century.
Australian.
Biographies.
Biography.
History.
Photographs.
Standard Number YBP14672191
ISBN 9780500501108 (hardback) $70.00