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Clement Meadmore and the modernist wave

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Left to right: Clement Meadmore Tractor Stool, c1955 Harris/Atkins Collection. Clement Meadmore Calyx pendant lamp, 1954 Harris/Atkins Collection. Clement Meadmore Chair (model 248) 1963, Harris/Atkins Collection.
07 February 2019, 6:00pm7:30pm
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
via Entry 3, La Trobe Street
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Hear from artists, designers, collectors and dealers as they reflect on Clement Meadmore’s enduring impact on Australian design since he created his famous corded chair in 1951.

Throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, Meadmore designed furniture and lighting pieces that became synonymous with the new modernist aesthetic, championed by mid-century architects, artists and designers. Almost 70 years on, Meadmore’s sculptural approach to industrial design still resonates with architects, designers and artists. Moderated by architecture and design author Karen McCartney, with artist and mid-century design collector Peter Atkins, 20th-century design dealer Geoffrey Hatty, and co-curator of Clement Meadmore: the art of mid-century design, Dean Keep and Jeromie Maver.

The Clement Meadmore: The art of mid-century design public program is presented in partnership with The Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne.

About Clement Meadmore

Clement Meadmore’s monumental public sculptures are displayed in cities around the world, and he is well known for his contribution to the language of Modernist sculpture in Australia. Meadmore started designing and making furniture in 1951 and throughout the following to decades produced a range of innovative furniture and lighting designs, popular with elite architects of the time.