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Sun 10 November 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Stratford Library Meeting Room

ArtsNational Cairns presentation: PULL UP A CHAIR: ARCHITECT DESIGNED FURNITURE FROM THE BAUHAUS TO FRANK GEHRY Presented by Deborah Jenner at Stratford Library Meeting Room

Furniture has often been designed as a miniature of a building’s forms and ornaments. It naturally makes use of the available materials and techniques of its time. Breuer’s chair was adapted from a bicycle frame and Magistretti made use of wire racking. Then, mid-20th century popularized prefabrication and moulded materials. Eames exploited plastics for his single-shell chairs while Gehry used layers of humble corrugated cardboard for his ottoman. Each piece makes a statement about architectural styles, yet each can also blend with and update more classical interiors. Even the uncomfortable ones can serve as a sculptural work of art.


Deborah Jenner, American-born art historian; member of College Arts Association has resided in Paris since 1990. She has worked at the Ecole du Louvre, the Sorbonne, the Catholic Institute, and the British Council. Her Doctorate thesis proved non-western influences in Georgia O’Keeffe’s art. Deborah’s publications include catalogue essays for Musée d’Orsay and Centre Pompidou, many scholarly papers and Gallery critiques. She gives public talks, guided walks and museum tours for ex-pat organisations and study-abroad programs.


VENUE: Stratford Library Meeting Room, 11 Kamerunga Road
DATE: Sunday 10 November 2024
TIME: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Arrive at 1:30pm for a 2:00pm start
: $25 per lecture.


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Sun 10 November 2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Stratford Library Meeting Room
411 Kamerunga Rd
Stratford, Queensland 4870 Australia
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