Our Grant Featherston-inspired Dining Chair is the ideal addition to any stylish mid-century dining room, blending beauty form and function to create a chair that is both supportive and stunning to look at. With a seat set at 45cm from the ground, it is the perfect height for entertaining and complements almost any dining table perfectly, be it bare wood or part of a colour scheme. Its fabric-upholstered seat adds excellent support and comfort, stretching all the way up to the back support and over the luxurious armrests. It is these little details that make it one of Australia's most famous designs, and it keep an enduring favourite.
An evolution of The Contour Chair, and released a year after its big brother, Grant Featherston's Dining Chair was seen as a sensation to the Australian public in the early 1950s. Took the most functional of furniture pieces; the chair you sit on as you eat, and turned it into something that was sculptural, beautiful and built with the user in mind. Featherston didn't understand why comfort had never been one of the main considerations when creating furniture for the dining room, and sought to bring the ergonomic principles that had become a hallmark of his other work into the dining chair genre. The result was one of the designs that he was always most proud of.
Charles, 1907-1978 (United States) - Ray, 1912-1988 (United States)
Charles Eames was an American designer and innovator who pioneered new techniques, such as the fibreglass and plastic resin moulding and wire mesh frames. He usually worked alongside his wife, Ray, though he is often credited alone. In the 1940s, the designers began focusing on the new plastics and were excited by the properties the material held. They were able to mould the plastics into organic shapes that followed the shape of the body. This discovery led to a whole new look in furniture that perfectly captured the spirit of the times. The couple’s most iconic designs include the DAR chair, the DSR Dining Chair, the RAR Rocker, the DSW Dining Chair, the EA 108 Office Chair and the Wire Base Table. Many of these were first presented at the New York Museum of Modern Art’s Low-Cost Furniture Design Competition in the late 1940s.
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