• Clement Meadmore

    Calyx pendant lamp 1954

    steel, enamel paint on aluminium, steel

    Harris/Atkins Collection


    Clement Meadmore Tractor Stool, c1955 Harris/Atkins Collection. Courtesy of Dean Keep.

    Clement Meadmore Chair (model 248) 1963, Harris/Atkins Collection. Courtesy of Dean Keep.

  • Panel discussion: The Modernist wave

    Thursday 7 Feb 2019, 6.00- 7.30pm
    State Library Victoria

     Hear from artists, 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 today.


    Karen McCartney, Author: design + architecture, Director Edit’d

    Dean Keep, guest co-curator of Clement Meadmore: The art of mid-century design
    Geoffrey Hatty, GH Applied Arts, 20th Century design dealer
    Peter Atkins, Artist & mid-century design collector 

    State Library Victoria
    Village Roadshow Theatrette via Entry 3, La Trobe Street 

    03 8664 7099

    Bookings HERE


    This program is presented in partnership with the State Library Victoria. 

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