Noel Coulson and the Lipshut House, Toorak, 1959 presented by Catriona Quinn
Friday, 27 March 2015 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm (AEDT)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
O N Coulson (1905-1989) was one of the busiest and best-known architects in Melbourne in the middle decades of the twentieth century – catering to a wealthy and sophisticated clientele in Toorak and South Yarra, on a scale sufficient to break sales records with his suppliers.
Coulson’s practice encompassed architecture, landscape, interior design, soft furnishing and hardware design, providing a singular aesthetic unique to each client..
Prolific, industrious and independent, Coulson’s took on domestic commissions of enormous ambition and detail and yet his name is rarely mentioned in historical reviews of the design of the era.
This talk will present new material on this little known designer and architect, from his early training in Geelong to the height of his career in Melbourne in the 1960s and examine his connections to Frank Lloyd Wright, TH Robsjohn Gibbings, Harry Tatlock Miller and the Ballets Russes.
Catriona Quinn, who works as a research consultant with Shapiro Auctioneers in Sydney, was a curator with the Historic Houses Trust of NSW for more than ten years and developed collections and exhibitions in the area of 20th century houses and interiors. She is currently working on research projects on early Fred Ward furniture and the Society of Interior Designers of Australia in the 1950s.
A light supper will be served after the talk at approximately 8.30pm.
Please aim to be seated by 7.15 pm.
For enquiries call David Rozenker–Apted on (02) 9878 2511.
Pictures courtesy of Shapiro Auctioneers, Sydney.