Ply-ability - Hawkes Bay Museum and Art Gallery 2009
Ply-ability at Hawke’s Bay Museum & Art Gallery looks at the innovation and change in NZ plywood studio furniture.
The Exhibition traces the use of plywood in New Zealand furniture starting with Garth Chesters Curvesse Chairfrom the mid 1940's. The exhibition features works by leading designers including the chair Michael Payne designed for Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan; the cabinets designed by influential furniture designer Humphrey Ikin; and the lighting designs of David Trubridge. The Hangup Coat and Shoe Rack by Tim Wigmore Design was exhibited as an example of an interesting use of Plywood in furnture design.