George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher
In honour of his 100th birthday, a retrospective of designer George Nelson (1908-1986) – opens at the Powerhouse Museum Sydney on 3 August 2013. As design director for the Herman Miller comany, Nelson – one of the most influential figures of 20th century design – created classics of modern furniture and interior design such as the Coconut Chair (1955), the Marshmallow Sofa (1956), the Ball Clock (1947), Bubble Lamps (starting in 1952) and Action Office (1964).
The exhibition, George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher, was developed by the Vitra Design Museum in Basel and brought to Australia by Herman Miller. It explores the visionary work of this American designer who was not only a notable designer and architect, but a prominent author and educator and a passionate photographer.
3 August 2013 – 10 January 2014
500 Harris Street, Ultimo