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Item Details
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Title
Charger
Work Type
chargers
Date
1950s - 1960s
Material
copper, ceramic tiles
Measurements
Overall: 105mm (depth), 568mm (diameter)
Description

A design-conscious New Zealand home in the 1950s and 60s might have included colourful, textured objects like these, made by the modernist designer John Crichton.

Crichton's exotic-yet-accessible interior schemes were influenced by his years living in Burma and Malaysia, and his interest in American modernist architecture and Japanese interior design. His lighting, bowls, patio chairs, planters, and other designs created an informal ambience and encouraged a connection between indoor and outdoor living.

Crichton's shop in Kitchener Street, Auckland, was a mecca for the design curious. Close by was the studio workshop Room 50. Crichton collaborated with several specialist manufacturers there, including lampshade-maker Max Robertson.

Repository
Collection: Art
Purchased 2014
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data provided by Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa
File Properties
File Name
TePapa_L01_MA_I339724_TePapa_Charger_full.jpg
SSID
27024164

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