Reception Chair #2002-1037Prime Minister’s Office, North Wing, Main Floor
Black bean armchair with green polyester back, sides and seat, squab cushion with press-studs on underside to hold; square tapered legs. Note: Reupholstered in a brown wool fabric to match the original covering.
During the early 1970s acute accommodation shortages in the building necessitated a major phase of redevelopment in which extensions were made to the front west and east sections of the building, new offices constructed on the roof and a new wing on the Senate side erected to match the wing added on the Representatives side in 1965. This redevelopment included a new President of the Senate’s suite, new meeting rooms on the lower floor, and a new suite for the Prime Minister and his staff. New furniture was crafted by Decro Pty Ltd in Melbourne to complement these new rooms. This chair was designed and made by Decro for the Prime Minister’s suite.