Featherston pieces have been sought-after classics in Australian homes, galleries and private collections since the 1940s. One of Australia’s most well recognised and respected designers, Grant Featherston began designing furniture in 1947. Since then, alongside his wife Mary, they have designed a collection of timeless furniture that spans across 30 years.
The collection comprises of both classic pieces that are instantly recognisable, along with designs that have lain formant for decades and have now been put back into production for all design aficionados to enjoy. Meeting the continued interest in the brand, Grazia and Co alongside Mary Featherston and GMi are thrilled to be able to meet the continued interest in the brand by releasing an outstanding collection of Featherston works, curated for contemporary homes and savvy collectors.
The collection sees classics such as the Contour series and TC67 Talking Chair revitalised with new contemporary fabric selections. Models such as the B230 contour armchair and SCABF Scape Armchair have been out of production for decades are being given a new lease of life. Acknowledging their place as some of the most significant works in Australian design history and to project their originality, Featherstons designs have been registered with IP Australia.
Born in Geelong, Victoria (1922-1995), Grant Featherston’s background was in glass and lighting design, all self-taught. Returning to Melbourne, after serving in the army from 1940-1944, he produced the first of his famous plywood shell Contour chairs in 1951. Featherston Contract Interiors furniture showroom opened in 1956 and in 1957 he became a consultant to Aristoc industries for 13 years. He made his mark in furniture design with a distinct simplicity and lightness of form that was in stark relief to the heavy, overstuffed style that had prevailed. His love of nature and commitment to sustainability all drove Featherston’s quest for efficiency: to achieve the ultimate form using the least material possible.
“The themes of sustainability, efficiency of form and environmental sensibility that Grant championed are more relevant than ever. He was ahead of his time in many respects – the designs featured in this collection are testament to the endurance of both his designs and this philosophy”—Mary Featherston
Made under licence by Gordon Mather Industries (GMi), each piece is hand crafted to the original specifications and a certificate of authenticity accompanies each piece.