Design for Life: Grant and Mary Featherston - Art Collector

Salome Tanuvasa, ‘Untitled’, 2018. Marker pen on paper, 117cm x 84cm. Courtesy: the artist and Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland. Photo: Sam Hartnett.

  This exhibition explores the career of Grant Featherston, arguably Australia’s most significant modernist designer, and his partnership with Mary Featherston. It traces Featherston’s rise to celebrity status as a professional designer in the 1950s and explores his use of new materials and technologies and production of innovative furniture throughout the 1960s and 70s.

Grant Featherston believed that design should benefit everyone and shared this vision with his partner Mary, with whom he established Featherston Design in 1965. Beginning with the Montreal 1967 Expo Chair they focused on culturally and socially significant projects, experimenting with the potential of plastics to produce beautiful, functional and affordable design for all.

Exhibition opens: 30 June 2018
Exhibition closes: 7 October 2018
Location: Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road Bulleen VIC 3105
Phone: +61 3 9850 1500


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