Focusing on Robin Boyd, Australia's most famous mid-century architect, and his collection of furniture bought back to life by KFive Furniture in collaboration with the Boyd Foundation.
Robin Boyd (1919–71) was one of Australia’s most famous architects of the last century, and very important in modernist design in Australian residential architecture. He was well published in newspapers of the day and wrote nine books: two of them well-known including The Australian Ugliness and Australia’s Home.
Join us for a talk by Architect Tony Lee who is the Founder and Former Director of the Boyd Foundation. Tony will provide the background and detail as to how the collaboration was formed between Erna Walsh, CEO of KFive Furniture, and the foundation.
The Boyd Collection includes the Walsh Street Sofa designed and used in Boyd's own family residence in Walsh Street, South Yarra; the Domain armchair originally designed for the Domain Apartments; and the coffee table and the dining table, both inlaid with cork tiles as was used in the Walsh Street home.
Manufactured in Melbourne from Australian hardwood timbers and upholstered in customer own selection of leather, fabric or vinyl. The sales of the furniture supports the Boyd Foundation, enabling them to continue to operate educational seminars and events, and for the upkeep of the Walsh Street house.
This event will be of interest to architects, designers and lovers of Mid-Century Furniture and Australian Design History. The furniture will be on display during Geelong Design Week at the National Wool Museum.
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