Ian Howard
Ian Howard


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A renowned leader in the field of furniture manufacture and design, Ian Howard was the Founder and Managing Director of Aristoc Furniture in mid century Melbourne; he then established Herman Miller Australia, and finally Co Design, the preeminent commercial furniture company in Australia in the 1970s. Ian established design activity at the centre of his enterprises, with the hiring of designers such as Grant Featherston and Fred Lowen.

In this detailed conversation, Ian discusses his engagement with his uncle William Oyston, Charles Eames, Mary Featherston, Gerald Easden, Robin Day, Terence Conran, Alexander Girard, Harry Sebel, Robin Boyd, Derek Wrigley, Ted Worsley and Colin Barrie.

An earlier conversation with Ian can be heard in Episode 2.

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