Vintage TV Table

Early Sixties Bernard Hesling "TV" table
When television hit the Australian market in the late 50s, new products came on the market to compliment the new craze. The small table above was designed by Australian enamel artist Bernard Hesling and enamelled in Australiana motifs- a kangaroo, emu, platypus, snake and fish. Hesling was clearly inspired by the dot art and colours of indigenous Australians, as the artwork has a distinctly Aboriginal feel.

The top of the table lifts out to become a handy tray, so the avid TV viewer can enjoy dinner in front of the box. Just an interesting little piece of Australian design history...

Bernard Hesling