John Aspinall Foundation and World Wildlife Fund to Benefit from Humanscale Fundraiser
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New York, March 30, 2007 — Bidding is underway on a select number of wildlife-themed pieces of original art in Humanscale’s seventh annual Faces in the Wild event. The Faces in the Wild online preview auction is now live and will supplement the upcoming live and silent auctions scheduled for April 12, 2007, in Humanscale’s London showroom.
2007 marks the seventh Faces in the Wild event, aimed at raising awareness and funds for wildlife protection. This year’s event will benefit two charitable causes—World Wildlife Fund and the John Aspinall Foundation. WWF, the world's largest privately financed conservation organization, leads international efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats. Humanscale Founder and CEO Bob King has served on WWF’s National Council since 1999. The United Kingdom-based John Aspinall Foundation supports Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks to save rare and endangered animals by relocating them to protected areas in the wild.
Artists and designers have donated approximately 30 pieces depicting non-domesticated wildlife to the event. Prominent designers including Terence Woodgate, Marcel Wanders, Yves Behar, and Tom Dixon are among those who have offered original art to Faces in the Wild. Mediums include sculpture, photography, collage, fine jewelry, paper and ink, watercolor and more.
Art enthusiasts and proponents of wildlife protection can preview artwork and place bids now at www.humanscale.com/facesinthewild/auction.
Humanscale will match each winning bid, and the total funds raised will be divided equally between WWF and the John Aspinall Foundation. To encourage extra-generous bidding, the John Aspinall Foundation will award the highest bidder a VIP trip to the John Aspinall Wildlife Sanctuary in Kent, an English county southeast of London, at a value of $2,000. The day trip will include transportation and a private guide. The sixth annual Faces in the Wild auction raised more than $24,000.
Additional information is available at www.humanscale.com/facesinthewild. For more information about Humanscale and the company’s full range of ergonomic solutions, visit www.humanscale.com or call 800-400-0625.
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