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'G'Day' chair by Brian Sayer and Christopher Connell, 1988
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Object statement
Chair, 'G'Day', aluminium, designers Brian Sayer / Christopher Connell, manufacturer Central Foundry, Mascot, New South Wales, April 1988
  • The designers of the G'Day chair were both migrants to Australia.
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Designed by Brian Sayer and Christopher Connell as 'G'Day Chair Co' in Queen St, Woollahra, 1988 and cast at Central Foundry, 1988.

The designers of the G'Day chair were both migrants to Australia and the chair is a cheerful celebration of the Australian slang and culture they have adapted as their own. The chair is made from recycled cans, including beer cans and was launched in 1988, Australia's bicentennial year.

The G'day chair is cast in three sections. The back consists of the letters G and D above with an apostrophe and the letter A below, the front leg is the Y. It is light in structure and folds neatly into a cardboard carton.

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Description
Chair, 'G'Day', aluminium, designers Brian Sayer / Christopher Connell, manufacturer Central Foundry, Mascot, New South Wales, April 1988

Recycled aluminium, cast in one piece, the back rest formed from the letters 'G' and 'D', back legs form a letter 'A' amd front support a 'Y'. Solid circular seat. 'Made in Australia' impressed in upper back, designer and manufacturers information impressed to underside of seat.
Designed: Sayer, Brian; Woollahra, New South Wales; 1988

Designed: Connell, Christopher; Woollahra, New South Wales; 1988

Made: Central Foundry; Mascot, New South Wales; 1988
Marks
Manufacturing location impressed in upper back, 'MADE IN AUSTRALIA'. Detailed manufacturing information impressed on underside of seat, 'G'DAY CHAIR COMPANY / Des Brian Sayer / Christopher Connell / Cast by: Central Foundry / Series 1 no 1 April 1988 / Made from Recycled Aluminium'.
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Production date
1988
Height
870 mm
Width
400 mm
Depth
380 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Purchased 1988

This object record is currently incomplete. The information available may date back as far as 125 years. Other information may exist in a non-digital form. The Museum continues to update and add new research to collection records.
Subjects
+ Australian design
+ Furniture design
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{{cite web |url=http://from.ph/87920 |title='G'Day' chair by Brian Sayer and Christopher Connell |author=Powerhouse Museum |accessdate=27 February 2015 |publisher=Powerhouse Museum, Australia}}


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