An exhibition about tableware is headed to Melbourne

Words by Nicole La Ruffa


The National Gallery of Victoria is offering us a glimpse into the households of past eras in its upcoming tablewares exhibition.

On display will be 140 never-before-seen tablewares including dinner services, pitchers, teapots, mugs and plates from the 1930s to the 1980s.

The exhibition illustrates the shift towards more contemporary tableware design following the Second World War, focusing on the emergence of bold colour and technical innovations. You’ll be surrounded by additions from manufacturers and designers across Britain, America, Japan and Europe.

Also set to feature in the exhibition is a section dedicated to notable female designers of the time and their stories.

Entry is free.


A Modern Life: Tablewares 1930s – 1980s Exhibition
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
March 30 to January 2019
Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

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