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.
Grant Featherston was born in 1922 in the south Australian state of Victoria. Self-taught, he designed lighting and glass panels before serving in the army from 1940-1944. He returned to Melbourne after the war and in 1951 created the first of his famous Contour Chairs. He opened Featherston Contract Interiors furniture showroom in 1956. His designs received many Good Design Awards and he is represented in the collections of National and State galleries and museums.
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