Real Modern icons – celebrating the 1950s and 1960s

From Crown Lynn collectibles to fashionable mid-century furniture, objects and designs from the 1950s and 1960s continue to exert a powerful fascination. Real Modern, a new book from Te Papa Press, tells the story of New Zealand through these decades and showcases more than 500 iconic images and objects. Here, author Bronwyn Labrum shares a handful of favourites.

Find out more about Real Modern: Everyday New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s.

Visit Te Papa’s Collections Online to see more objects from Real Modern. Which do you remember from your younger days?