Some interesting facts about how Grant Featherston became so big…. After the post war depression of 1952, building controls were lifted and then and only then did the long awaited building boom get under way. The houses with any claim to architectural quality built in that decade were bought forth only after months of delays and frustration. They were only nominally post war, and were constructed. When Grant Featherston presented his first range of chairs to a Melbourne avid for modern furniture, Frederick Ward, the unsung father of modern furniture design, abandoned the field and was working on a range of appliances for Myers. By the end of 1940’s no “contemporary” house was regarded as complete at least by its designer without a pair of Featherston chairs before its bagged brick fireplace. (Featherston Chairs, NGV)