In the 70s and early 80s the Queensland Government commissioned these sets for the public spaces of their buildings. Some of you from Brisbane may remember them from the Art Gallery when it first opened. Yesterday I got my hands on 2 of them, a 2 seater sofa and a chair.
I was coming home on the train on Wednesday when I saw them outside a thrift store. A phone call or two and they were mine. I have loved these chairs ever since I first saw them in the art gallery way, way back. Now they are sitting in my tiny courtyard waiting to go to my new house! The best thing was the price. $150 for both.
They are in fairly good condition. A couple of small holes in the fibreglass shells but I'll get those fixed and then have them resprayed. The leather is lovely and beaten up and will just need a clean. Before you say where am I going to put them Kim I know exactly where and you'll have to wait 4 weeks to see :P The move is on soon and I can't wait!
Addit: I should have known that Katherine would lead me to what I needed to know. Designer of the art gallery = designer of the chairs. Robin Gibson. Here's a picture I borrowed from here with the chairs in place in the water mall of the gallery. Too cool! Can I fit a water mall in my 1860 house?