Ball Clock, 1948. Photo: Vitra Design Museum Archive
George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher
3 August 2013 – 10 January 2014
A comprehensive retrospective of the work of George Nelson, one of the most influential figures in American design during the second half of the twentieth century, will open at the Powerhouse Museum on August 3 as part of Sydney Design 2013. George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher explores the visionary work of Nelson (1908-1986) who was not only a leading designer and notable architect, but also a prominent author, editor, lecturer, exhibition designer, and a passionate photographer. Trained as an architect with a degree from Yale, Nelson was one of the defining figures of American design in the latter half of the twentieth century. As design director of Herman Miller, Nelson created classics of modern furniture and interior design such as the Coconut Chair (1956), the Marshmallow Sofa (1956), the Ball Clock (1947), Bubble Lamps (starting in 1952) and Action Office (1964).
Marshmallow Sofa, 1956. Photo: Vitra Design Museum Archive
For your chance to win a double pass to this exhibition please email Promotions@pacificmags.com.au and tell us in 25 words or less what your favourite George Nelson design is and why?
The competition commences on 14/06/13 at 09:00 AEST and closes on 15/07/13 at 17:00 AEST