YOU'RE INVITED. Reviving Design Icons - Secure your spot!
Join us at Sydney Design Week! Cultivated is set to present Reviving Design Icons; a behind-the-scenes event from 17-18 September that offers a rare insight into the restoration process of one of the most iconic chairs in furniture history.
Continue reading for exhibition details, and to secure your spot!
Powerhouse Garden Restaurant by Ken Done, 1994, featuring Fritz Hansen Series 7 chairs designed by ArneJacobsen. Image courtesy of Powerhouse.
Since 2013 Cultivated has offered refurbishment services for original mid-century modern furniture. For two days only, our master craftspeople have been invited into the Powerhouse workshop – a space rarely open to the public – to revive 10 of the museums’ Fritz Hansen Series 7 chairs designed by Arne Jacobsen.
Dating as far back as the 1960’s, the Fritz Hansen Series 7 chairs designed by Arne Jacobsen are from various spaces around the museum, including the iconic Ken Done restaurant and the Ultimo administration offices.
Refurbishment of a 10-year old Fritz Hansen Series 7 chair designed by Arne Jacobsen. Photography by Fiona Susanto.
We invite you to experience Cultivated in action and observe as our restoration specialists breathe new life into Powerhouse’s well-used Fritz Hansen Series 7 chairs designed by Arne Jacobsen.
From stripping and sandblasting, to hand-waxing and re-painting, each intricate step of the refurbishment process will be on display in the Powerhouse workshop during daily guided demonstrations.
Live from the internal hub of Sydney’s most renowned design institution, Reviving Design Icons is an immersive exhibition that demonstrates the circular economy in action, showcasing the true longevity of authentic design.
Live Guided Demonstrations.
The Reviving Design Icons exhibition is open daily at the Powerhouse Ultimo work shop from 10am – 5pm on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September. Whilst the Cultivated restoration team will be working consistently during these times, we highly recommend securing your spot at one of our Guided Demonstrations.
Guided Demonstrations last for approximately 30 minutes, taking place during the following time slots on both Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September:
- 10:30am - 11am
- 2:30pm - 1pm
- 2:30pm - 3pm
Powerhouse Ultimo (Workshop)
500 Harris St
Ultimo NSW 2007
The Powerhouse workshop is off the Goods Line, near the junction of Macarthur St and the Goods Line. The Reviving Design Icons location will be signposted to help you find us on the day.