Iconic Women Past Event

C. Gallery


Thu 30 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 31 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 01 Jun 10:00am - 1:00pm


50 Davis Avenue, South Yarra Victoria 3141, Australia

Iconic Women features the works of Eileen Gray, Anni Albers, Andrée Putman, and Linde Freya Tangelder.

Among the early designs in the presentation is the highly coveted Transat Chair (1927). First conceived by Irishwoman Eileen Gray (b.1879) for her modernist Côte D’Azur retreat, E. 1027, its lightweight design, realised in lacquer and hide, conjures the chic heyday of the transatlantic ocean liner. This example has been faithfully produced by French design studio Ecart as an exacting edition of the original chair.

Study 1926 is a rug produced by Los Angeles-based Christopher Farr and inspired by a concept for a wall hanging that influential 20th century textile artist Anni Albers (b.1899), created during her time at the Bauhaus. The original artwork is held in the collection of MoMA in New York and was devised for an apartment interior designed by Albers’ Bauhaus contemporary, Marcel Breuer.

From French designer and founder of Ecart Andrée Putman (b.1925), The Lune Floor Lamp was originally conceived for the interior of the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux during its re-imagining in 1983. The streamlined and utilitarian elegance of the lamp captures and elevates the heritage of the museum’s building, a former customs depot. The floor lamps and their coordinating ceiling lights remain a timeless feature of the museum’s interior today.

Linde Freya Tangelder (b.1987) is a Dutch artist and designer currently working and residing in Belgium via her design studio Destroyers/Builders. In Iconic Women, Tangelder’s innovation and flexibility are brought to the fore through both her lighting and seating designs, the organic softness of their forms brilliantly translated across materials including aluminum, bronze, lacquer, and wood.

Iconic Women runs until July 12.