Featherston opened his first furniture showroom in 1956 and also consulted to Aristoc Industries for 13 years. He formed a design partnership with his wife Mary in 1966 and they created one of the first multi media chairs “The Wing Sound Chair (Talking Chair)”, an Icon of its time. It was used during Montreal’s 167 EXPO in the Australian Pavilion to “talk” to people about gorgeous Australia. It was made from polystyrene, fiberglass, foam, and hardwood and was covered in wool and vinyl.
Featherston’s Contour chairs are still very popular today. He passed away in 1995 and was inducted into the DIA Design Hall of Fame in 1996.