Posted on 18th Mar 2016
In this blog update we pay homage to an iconic Australian designer, Grant Featherston. Grant was born in 1922 and born in Geelong, Victoria. From early on, he had an interest in design and lighting. He was self taught and initially designed lighting and various glass panels before having to serve in the army in 1940. Returning to Melbourne in 1944, it was then that he produced his famous plywood shell Contour Chairs in 1951.
A Mid-Century Exhibition touring some Australian museums back in 2014 had some early sketches from Grant Featherston himself. Below are some examples
Hand Drawn Sketches by Grant Featherston
Hand Drawn Sketch of the Cord Chair
Cord Chair Closeup
At Stools and Chairs we have a replica Grant Featherston Lounge Chair. Initially named as the R160, this chair was part of his contour series. Some of the original images of the chair when it was first released are below.
And here are some images of our version of the lounge chair. Available for only $699, guaranteed lowest price in Australia. We also have the matching ottoman as well.
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