Old is new

August 18, 2014 § 2 Comments

Although designed between fifty and sixty years ago, the furniture and other aspects of interior architecture in the exhibition, Mid-Century Modern- Australian Furniture Design at the Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, is surprisingly fresh.

Very clear in their ideas on form, the designers were responding to new production techniques and materials, post-WWII influences including an influx of European immigrants to Australia all contributed to this melting pot of inspiration. Parallels can be made with recent developments in materials, production technology and shortages (depending on how that is interpreted).  Well worth a look and on until 19th October 2014.

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