Learn about Grant Featherston

Grant Featherston was Australia's leading 'post modernist' furniture designer. He was born in 1922 in Geelong, and gained prominence in 1947 when he produced his relaxation chairs. They were made from plywood and webbing, although some were upholstered with sponge rubber and fabric.

Featherston's philosophy that a chair should follow the body's contours was confirmed in the design of his contour chairs, which were produced for five years from 1951, Plywood was used for the chair's frame, which was upholstered. Examples are shown.

Mild steel and cane were used for the cane-metal chair, designed in 1954. This was followed by the easy chairs of 1955 that were constructed from plywood, iron, rubber webbing, and were upholstered. The townhouse suite followed in 1956.

From 1957 to 1970 Grant Featherston was consultant to metal furniture manufacturer, Aristoc Industries. Chairs were designed and mass-produced, and may still be seen across Australia. Some designs are still being made today. The Delma stacking chair, in particular, was copied by other manufacturers.

The Scape armchair, made in 1960, was highly sculptured and manufactured from a small number of separate parts. more...

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Two Grant Featherston Gyro chairs, purple velvet upholstery, Australia, c 1969

Grant Featherston Scape setting for Aristoc, table and six chairs, white vinyl on metal base, faux timber style laminate, Australia, c 1950s, table 74 cm high, 151 cm wide, 87d, chair 78 cm high, 50 cm wide, 56 cm deep

Grant Featherston Eleanor chair, in grey upholstery, Australia, c 1950s, 81 cm high, 108 cm wide, 74 cm deep

Grant Featherston Ottoman, original olive upholstery, Australia, c 1950s, 59 cm high, 64 cm wide, 41 cm deep

Rare Grant Featherston 51 Easy Chair, in need of reupholstery, Australia, c 1955, 82 cm high, 80 cm wide, 75 cm deep

Grant Featherston BS231H settee, in original orange upholstery, Australia, c 1953, 100 cm high, 115 cm wide, 100 cm deep

Grant Featherston 'Varna' setting for Aristoc, circular table and four chairs, Laminate and vinyl on aluminium base, Australia, c 1960s, table 74 cm high, 90d, chair 78 cm high, 39 cm wide, 54 cm deep

Grant Featherston Relaxation chair, satin upholstery, Australia, c 1950s, 82 cm high, 55 cm wide, 73 cm deep

Grant Featherston coffee table, Australia, c 1950s, 40 cm high, 116 cm wide, 60 cm deep

Grant Featherston A310 Space chair, in white vinyl upholstery, Australia, c 1950s, 74 cm high, 66 cm wide, 55 cm deep

Grant Featherston Mark 2 Sound Chair, original burnt orange wool upholstery, full working order, Australia, c 1967, 115 cm high, 71 cm wide, 74 cm deep

Grant Featherston desk by Kennett Bros & Rayner, ash venner on metal frame, Australia, c 1950s, 75 cm high, 122 cm wide, 60 cm deep

Rare Grant Featherston wing chair, in need of reupholstery, Australia, c 1951, 97 cm high, 72 cm wide, 84d, as featured on the cover of Featherston chairs NGV by Terence Lane

Grant Featherston series 21 chair, vinyl upholstery on wooden base, Australia, c 1950s, 78 cm high, 66 cm wide, 58 cm deep

Grant Featherston Executive Contour chair, in blue vinyl on tripod wooden base, Australia, c 1950s, 82 cm high, 63 cm wide, 59 cm deep

Grant Featherston green Numero chair, green upholstery, Australia, c 1950s, 61 cm high, 77 cm wide, 80 cm deep

Grant Featherston 'Stem' setting for Aristoc, circular table and four chairs, Laminate and fibreglass, Australia, c 1969, table 7 cm high, 106, chair 71 cm high, 56 cm wide, 53 cm deep

Grant Featherston R161 settee, in cowhide upholstery, Australia, c 1950s, 90 cm high, 123 cm wide, 88 cm deep

Grant Featherston Obo ball chair, original covering and label, Australia, c 1974, 80 cm deep

Grant Featherston two Bendix chairs on swivel base, vinyl on metal frame, Australia, c 1950s, 85 cm high, 61 cm wide, 57 cm deep

Grant Featherston Flip top dining table, Australia, c 1950s, 77 cm high, 90 cm wide, 84 cm deep, Extended 168 wide

Grant Featherston Eleanor chair, in speckled cherry upholstery, Australia, c 1950s, 81 cm high, 108 cm wide, 74 cm deep

Pair of Grant Featherston A310 Space chairs, in pink and black 1950s upholstery, Australia, c 1950s, 73 cm high, 65 cm wide, 60 cm deep

Grant Featherston R161 settee, in purple vinyl upholstery, Australia, c 1950s, 90 cm high, 125 cm wide, 83 cm deep

Grant Featherston Scape chair, cowhide upholstery on metal frame, Australia, c 1960s, 91 cm high, 66 cm wide, 77 cm deep

A marble circular Granite top table on Grant Featherston stem base, grey and brown marble tones, Australia, 72 cm high, 120 cm deep

Grant Featherston (Australian, 1922-1995), Eleanor E1 Chair, designed 1954, upholstered in green velvet, raised on four tapered wooden legs, height 84 cm width 10 6cm depth 75 cm

Grant Featherston (Australian, 1922-1995), Eleanor E1 Chair, designed 1954, upholstered in pink velvet, raised on four tapered wooden legs, height 84 cm width 106 cm depth 75 cm

Grant Featherston (Australian, 1922-1995), Expo Mark 2 Chair, designed 1967, manufactured by Danish De Luxe and Aristoc Industries Pty. Ltd., second generation orange wool upholstery, height 115 cm width 74 cm depth 83 cm, Labels: Originally designed for t

Grant Featherston (Australian, 1922-1995), A310H Space dining chair, designed 1953, upholstered in green fabric, raised on four tapered wooden legs, height 73 cm, width 58 cm, depth 66 cm. Provenance: Marion hall Best, thence by descent

A Grant Featherston chair, original pink velvet upholstery

Grant Featherston by Aristoc 'Varna' chair, Balck leather and aluminium, c1966, Australia

Grant Featherston series 21 chair for Aristoc, black leather, c1957, Australia

Grant Featherston A310 Space Chair, original upholstery, stamped, c1953, Australia

Grant Featherston eight Scape chairs for Aristoc, yellow leather and metal, 76 cm high, 47 cm wide, 50 cm deep, c1960, Australia

A pair of Grant Featherston Scope chairs, circa 1960s, original hand stitched upholstery. Provenance: Geoffrey Hatty Art & Design

Two pairs of 1950s Aristoc chairs, and a Grant Featherston Scape chair

A 1950s arm chair in black vinyl attributed to Grant Featherston for Aristoc

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