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Grant Featherston

Grant Featherston (1922-1995) is another Australian design icon I would like to share with you. What Hans Wegner is to mid century devotees in America, Grant Featherston is to Australians. Devoted to promoting a philosophy of good design and opposing the stifling forces of conservatism with an alternative to the overstuffed post-war sofas Grant Featherston gained success in the 1950s with his clean organic designs. The now famous contour chair can still be found in homes as well as fashionable design stores and museum collections.

Z300 chaise Inside Out

Expo Sound chair Inside Out

D350 dining chair Belle

Stem dining chair Belle

R152 Contour chair Architronic

B2 series armchair Vogue Living Australia

Scape chair Inside Out

R160 contour chair Australian Vogue Living

Reader Comments (12)

Given my addiction to chairs, this post made me swoon! I want them all (particularly the R series ones)!!!!!!!

1 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

I have an R152. It's my prized possession. Had a Z300 chaise but sold it at auction 2 years ago. Fabulous chairs in person.

1 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

All these pictures are killing me!!! I hope I get that house I am trying to buy. I see so many of these rooms in that house I want!!! Tall ceilings, windows, and crown mouldings,...with MOD style!!!!! Great pictures!!

1 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjessie

I like this one best: D350 dining chair Belle

1 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjaime

I love these pics... how had I never heard of Featherston. The blue vinyl chair at architonic is SO yummy (http://www.architonic.com/4104783). I'm not a big fan of vinyl, but I'm a little obsessed with those rich blues lately.

1 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commenteremily

Anyone got any ideas where to get the chaise or the settee. Or a wingback chair?


16 Sep 2007 | Unregistered Commenterstacey


Thanks for that! I would like an original one not a reproduction (just doens't have the same feel). I will keep an eye on the websites and see what comes up but they are expensive but then again One great chair! Thanks Stacey

18 Sep 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Lovely pics!
Is there anyone that can expertise featherston furniture?
Or, better still supply certs of authenticity/
Cheers, john.

12 Jul 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjohn

It may be an original seat but the base is all wrong and looks like a clumsy replacement. Unless it went for dirt cheap I wouldn't touch it because for it to have true resale value you'd have to find an original set of legs. Not an easy thing to do. In it's present state it looks clunky but hey if it goes for $35 you get a nice almost there Featherston and you can wait and hope to find the legs .

7 Feb 2009 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

I see there are some more Featherston chairs for sale on www.itchee.com.au.
Love the rocker!

23 Mar 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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