6 RARE Featherston Varna Dining Chairs. Parker Danish Fler era
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Provenance and Background Info
A set of 6 Varna Swivel dining chairs designed by Grant Featherston in 1966 ( produced by Aristoc Industries). To say that a set of SIX (6) of these chairs is rare is an understatement. Sets of 4 are “exceptionally rare” – these are not my words but how they’re described online by collectors and dealers. In 17 years of trading I’ve not seen a set of 6 of these ever- not even in photos. Featherston is without a doubt one of the most celebrated designers to ever come out of Australia- most would argue he is the most celebrated along with Fred Lowen FLER and Tessa (who designed for FLER and Tessa). Featherston's designs are held in important collections in Australia and abroad.
The plethora of designs he created and the way he constantly came out with fresh ideas floors me. The Varna design fits in that domain. In 1960 he released the Scape designs- something that hadn’t been seen in Australia before. In came the Varna in 1966- again pushing Australian furniture in a new direction. (Perhaps well before its time for Australia because very few of these chairs were sold back in the 60’s.) Featherston built upon the popular Eames’ / Herman Miller aluminum group chairs that came out about 10 years before. I say ‘built upon’ because, to my eyes, the styling is more sophisticated- the base of the Varna is also aluminum but more sculptural and refined. The comfort is also at least as good as Eames aluminum group chairs that are used in the most discerning offices world-wide.
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Grant Featherston's most famous designs were sold in the 1950's alongside the Rosando Brothers, Zoureff, Kafka, Eames, Summertone and Module pieces.
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- Date Listed:16/09/2019
- Last Edited:16/09/2019
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