Designed by New York architect Harry Seidler for his mother, Rose Seidler House was shocking to the post-war, rural community of the time and indeed the rest of Australia, with its futuristic cube like form. It was host this weekend to the Living Museum’s annual 1950's fair, packed with smartly vintage attired crowds set to experience everything retro.
Harry Seidler reminisced, “When the house was finished, people used to come in…people were four deep. My mother had to leave the house sometimes on the weekend, because they were all standing around the windows you know, trying to see this incredible contraption”.
The house was just as much a draw card during the fair. It was hard to move at times due to the volume of crinoline wearing ladies and gentlemen in suspenders. Along with live entertainment, a variety of stalls were present selling all manner of wares, from costume jewellery to typewriters. I found two interesting pieces to take home, a goldtone birdsnest with seed pearl eggs and a dolphin necklace.
|A collection of vintage lighters.|
For lunch I enjoyed a creaming soda float and cheeseburger from a diner style menu. I explored the House (barefoot, shoes are strictly prohibited) and admired the gleaming 1950s cars on display. All in all, an enjoyable day :)
|Snapped in front of the groovy balcony mural.|