Humanscale’s Faces in the Wild Slated for May 13, 2008
Eighth Annual Art Auction & Design Competition Benefits World Wildlife Fund
New York, April 25, 2008 — Humanscale’s eighth annual Faces in the Wild art auction and design competition will take place on May 13, 2008, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., in the company’s New York City showroom. All proceeds from the event will be matched by Humanscale and donated to World Wildlife Fund, the leader in international efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats.
Author and design critic Mayer Rus will serve for the fifth time as auctioneer, and the event will feature approximately 50 pieces of original artwork created and donated by artists and designers from around the world, including Yves Behar, Black + Blum, Scott Henderson, Karim Rashid, Marcel Wanders, Scott Wilson of MNML, and many more. In addition to online, live and silent auctions, a panel of distinguished judges—which includes JJ Falk, Principal, JJ Falk Design LLC; David McFadden, Chief Curator, Museum of Arts & Design; and freelance writer Tim McKeough—will evaluate all entries and choose three winning designs.
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. All proceeds from the event go directly to World Wildlife Fund, 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.
Additional information about Faces in the Wild is 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.