Story: Furniture

Modern interior

The modernist aesthetic promoted simple forms, built-in furniture and open-plan living. This 1954 Pictorial Parade newsreel shows a Napier home that incorporates these ideas, making maximum use of the available space while avoiding clutter.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 28. National Film Unit, 1954

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William Cottrell, 'Furniture - Furniture in the home', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 April 2024)

Story by William Cottrell, published 5 Sep 2013