Thursday, 20 September 2012

Grand Designs Live - Montreal Chair

The iconic Montreal Chair designed by Kjell Grant for Expo67 will feature at Grand Designs Live - Melbourne.

Kjell Grant is the founder of Melbourne Movement and a huge fan of Kevin McCloud and Grand Designs.

Montreal Chair by Kjell Grant

Industrial designer and architect, Kjell Grant, studied under the notable sculptors, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, at the Royal College of Art in London, and Mies van der Rohe at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has developed products for Cartier, Orrefors, Knoll, Rosenthal and Raymond Loewy N.Y (see previous post)

RMIT Adjunct Professor Kjell Grant and his iconic Monreal Chair

Expo 67 Australian Pavilion with the white leather Montreal chairs designed by Kjell Grant.

Expo 67 table setting commissioned by Robin Boyd with cutlery by Stuart Devlin and Montreal chairs by Kjell Grant.

In 1967, Grant designed the furniture for the Australian Pavilion at the Montreal Exposition in Canada and the ‘Montreal Chairs’ resulting from this project are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.  He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University and has inspired hundreds of young Australian designers.

This is a rare opportunity to see this iconic Australian chair on public display.

Grand Designs Live - Melbourne 
Friday September 21st
Saturday September 22nd

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