Story: Furniture

Modernist display (2nd of 2)

Modernist display

This appears to be a display of modernist Scandinavian furniture in an unknown New Zealand furniture shop or gallery, probably in the early 1950s. Many of the pieces on display were designs of the famous Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Gordon H. Burt Collection (PA-Group-00743)
Reference: 1/2-036392-F
Photograph by Gordon Burt

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

William Cottrell, 'Furniture - Changing styles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/37498/modernist-display (accessed 6 August 2020)

Story by William Cottrell, published 5 Sep 2013