Humanscale to Launch Faces in the Wild Auction on Web
Preview Auction Begins May 5, 2008, Precedes Live Event in New York City
New York, May 2, 2008 — Humanscale will kick off an online preview of the eighth annual Faces in the Wild fundraiser on May 5, 2008. Online bidding will precede a cocktail party and live and silent art auctions scheduled for May 13, 2008, in Humanscale’s New York City showroom.
Prestigious artists and designers—including Yves Behar, Black + Blum, Scott Henderson, Karim Rashid, Marcel Wanders, and Scott Wilson of MNML—have created and generously donated approximately 50 pieces of animal-inspired artwork. Humanscale will double and donate all winning bids to World Wildlife Fund.
In 2007, Faces in the Wild generated $26,000 for wildlife conservation, and since 2000, Faces in the Wild has raised more than $200,000, including matching donations by Humanscale. The largest conservation organization in the world, WWF leads international efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats. By 2015, the organization hopes to conserve 19 of the world’s most important natural places, including the Galapagos and Congo Basin, and significantly change global forces like agriculture and climate change to protect the future of nature.
Humanscale founder and CEO Bob King has served on WWF’s National Council since 1999. As a company, Humanscale is dedicated to environmental sustainability and continually strives to design, engineer and manufacture products that consume less of Earth’s limited resources.
To view and bid on select artwork online, please visit www.facesinthewild.com between May 5 – 12, 2008.
Additional information and participation details are now available at www.facesinthewild.com. For more information on Humanscale or to see the company’s full range of ergonomic solutions, please visit www.humanscale.com or call 800-400-0625.
Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Achieving more with less, Humanscale’s product designs have been honored with more than 150 prestigious awards since 2007 and featured in various museums such as The Museum of Modern Art.