Annual Faces in the Wild Auction Slated for London
John Aspinall Foundation Joins World Wildlife Fund as Beneficiary of Fundraiser
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New York, March 2, 2007 — Humanscale’s annual Faces in the Wild art auction is moving across the pond. This year’s event will benefit two charitable causes—World Wildlife Fund and the John Aspinall Foundation—and is 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. WWF, the world's largest privately financed conservation organization, has been a beneficiary of Faces in the Wild since its inception. The group leads international efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats, and Humanscale Founder and CEO Bob King has served on WWF’s National Council since 1999.
The United Kingdom-based John Aspinall Foundation will also benefit from this year’s Faces in the Wild. The 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 worldwide have been invited to donate artwork depicting the face of a non-domesticated animal in any tangible medium for auction at Faces in the Wild. A select number of pieces will also be included in an online preview auction prior to the event. 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 evening’s 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.
In addition to being auctioned, artwork will be judged by a panel of distinguished design and architecture leaders in the categories of Best Use of Environmental Materials, Best Representation of an Animal, and Best Overall Design. The judges include:
Richard Doone, Managing Director, Conran & Partners
John Small, Partner, Foster & Partners
Ian Rudge, Founder, Tent
Prominent designers including Terence Woodgate, Marcel Wanders, Yves Behar, and Tom Dixon are among those who have offered entries.
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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