HOUSE CALL // ngv australia, melbourne


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Normally I would feature an interiors post on a personal home tour, but this exhibition was so well executed that it felt like I was transported into Australian homes of the past. Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design heralds the innovative designers from the 1940s to the 1970s and their lasting legacy. Featuring iconic pieces such as the Contour range by Grant Featherston and full-scale vignettes such as the living room based on the 1955 Age Dream Home.

I personally love this era of design as it was so revolutionary at the time but it has transcended to still feel contemporary today. Many current designers still look to this period for creative inspiration as well as the ground-breaking techniques in production. Travel back to the days before the internet… but then you wouldn’t be reading this!