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7 Australian designers

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Screen by Steven Kalmar, Sydney, c1955. Coffee table by Douglas Snelling and made by Functional Products Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1955. Settee, ‘RS161’ designed by Grant Featherston, Melbourne, c1951.
Screen by Steven Kalmar, Sydney, c1955. Coffee table by Douglas Snelling and made by Functional Products Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1955. Settee, ‘RS161’ designed by Grant Featherston, Melbourne, c1951.

George Nelson (1908-1986) was an important conduit in bringing to the United States an awareness of the benefits of pre-war European modernism. Australia had its own individuals performing the same role before and after World War II and seven of them are featured in a display, ’7 Australian designers’. The name gives a nod to the ’7 Designers’ exhibition of 1948 held in the David Jones Gallery, Sydney for which Gordon Andrews designed the catalogue and which is featured in this display.

Additional graphic art by Gordon Andrews is featured together with graphics by Alistair Morrison, as well as a fabric length by Frances Burke and examples of iconic 1950s furniture by Grant Featherston, Clement Meadmore, Steven Kalmar, Douglas Snelling and Gordon Andrews.

Image caption: Screen by Steven Kalmar, Sydney, c1955. Coffee table by Douglas Snelling and made by Functional Products Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1955. Settee, ‘RS161’ designed by Grant Featherston, Melbourne, c1951.

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