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Robin Boyd Collection Furniture Goes Under The Hammer At Heide!

Fundraiser

Robin Boyd’s unparalleled influence and expertise are celebrated in the exhibition Robin Boyd: Design Legend on now at Heide Museum of Modern Art, where architectural models, photographs and drawings offer an insight into Boyd’s iconic legacy.

To close this landmark exhibition, Heide is hosting an extra special fund-raising auction later this month! This is your chance to bid on a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture from the Robin Boyd Collection, with fabric by renowned Melbourne designer Garry Emery.

Register to bid in advance, and head out to Heide on October 27th to be part of the action / auction! 

14th October, 2019
Lucy Feagins
Monday 14th October 2019

‘Boyd was passionate about good design, and devoted his life to creating a wider public understanding of its benefits.’

Robin Boyd: Design Legend at Heide Museum of Modern Art celebrates the expansive career of the architect, writer, educator and social commentator who helped introduce modernism to an Australian audience. During his career, Boyd designed over 300 projects, playing a primary role in shaping the Australian design identity. The Robin Boyd Foundation describes, ‘he was passionate about good design and devoted his life to creating a wider public understanding of its benefits.’ As well as the architecture projects he is renowned for, Boyd also designed furniture, now distributed under license by KFive + Kinnarps in partnership with the Robin Boyd Foundation.

In the year of what would have been his 100th birthday, the exhibition on now at Heide II shows photographs, drawings and Boyd’s models of ten of his most significant house designs, including House of Tomorrow (1949), his own Walsh Street House (1958) and the iconic Featherston House (1967-9).

As part of the exhibition, Heide has commissioned a pair of chairs, sofa and coffee table from the Robin Boyd Collection, upholstered in fabric by renowned Australian designer Garry Emery, screen printed by Spacecraft. These items will be auctioned at Heide on Sunday October 27th, supported by Nelson Alexander, with all proceeds supporting the Heide Museum of Modern Art and Robin Boyd Foundation. 

If you are keen to take home your own piece of Australian design heritage, it’s all going down later this month! Register here before the day of the auction for your chance to bid. The pieces can be seen at Heide anytime between now and then.

Pre-registration will also grant you free access to the exhibition on the day of the auction, and a drink to get you in the paddle-raising-spirit!

Register interest for bidding in the Robin Boyd Collection Furniture Auction here

Robin Boyd Collection Furniture Auction 
Sunday, October 27th 
Viewing, 2pm 
Auction, 3pm 
Heide II
Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen 

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