Image: Marion Hall. Courtesy Museum of Sydney.

Marion Hall Best: Interiors at Sydney Living Museums

This exhibition colourfully charts the work of Marion Hall Best (1905-1988), one of Australia’s first and most influential independent interior designers, displaying original furniture, fabrics, furnishings and design schemes. Best’s career spanned four decades from the mid–1930s, a period of transition from the department store decorators and art furnishers of the 1920s, to the independent professional designers of today. Her interiors vibrated with bold colours and patterns and a signature of her commissioned interiors was her vibrant glazed painted finishes on walls and ceilings.

Details: Saturday 5 August – Sunday 12 November

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Image: Marion Hall Best sitting on lawn with 9 chairs by designers Andrews, Arnio, Saarinen, Colombo, Eames and Bertoia at The Grove, Woollahra. Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums.

Image: 'A room for Mary Quant', 1967. Photo © Mary White. Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums.