Tag Archives: furniture

Fox and Freeze FF1, chair 2009

FF1, chair was the first product produced by design cooperative Fox and Freeze and was nominated in 2012 for the OVAM Ecodesign Award, the leading European prize for sustainable design innovation. The apparent simplicity of the chair’s execution belies its …  More

Bernard Jones and his ‘Tropical chair’, 1953

The process of conducting research can be an arduous one. Whilst studying in the field of Criminal Justice, my lecturer for criminal law stressed the necessity of basing solid case work on fact and the corroboration of evidence. Essential criteria …  More

George Kral

As Susan van Wyk wrote in a recent blog post, photography is a fascinating adjunct to Mid Century Modern: Australian furniture design. She discusses a number of photographs of interiors by Wolfgang Sievers, which illuminate the collaborative relationship between architects and furniture …  More

Compressing concerns with mid-century foam upholstery

When we buy a piece of furniture, we scour the fine print to find those reassuring words, ‘lifetime guarantee’. However for mid-century furniture, that guarantee has almost expired. While traditional materials such as wood and natural fibres like horsehair can …  More

Michael Hirst and Mid-Century Modern

One of the most rewarding aspects of my involvement with the Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design exhibition was researching the design output of Michael Hirst (1917 – 2002). Hirst designed and manufactured a range of stylish furniture pieces, including tables, …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 10

Damien Wright is the founder of Wright Studios, a Melbourne-based furniture design and craft studio. Bringing together a timeworn set of hand-crafting skills with a feel for modernist design, Wright realises his designs through the painstaking use of indigenous Australian …  More

Melbourne Now blog countdown – day 79

Melbourne Design Now, is a showcase of industrial, product, furniture and object design comprising 90 unique design projects from 40 Melbourne designers and design studios. Melbourne Design Now celebrates design’s relationship to everyday life and how contemporary designers are embedding …  More