In 1958 Robin Boyd, Architect, writer, designer, critic, designed a house for his family on a narrow block of sloping land at 290 Walsh Street, South Yarra, close to Melbourne’s Royal Botanical Gardens. It was at Walsh Street that hr realised much of the thinking about the art of architecture-making, expressed in the books and extensive writings that brought him international fame.
Along with some favoured works of art and a library, the house was furnished simply, with pieces designed by Boyd: two sofas, a dining table, two coffee tables, a sideboard and daybed. Each piece a study in stripped back elegance and comfort. With everyday use in mind. Beautiful and functional, made from Australian hardwood, covered with Australian wool fabrics, the tables topped with cork tiles. Each piece with the appeal of crafted furniture.
A collection of furniture pieces from Walsh street (Sofa, Dining Table, coffee table and chair designed for the foyer of Boyds domain park apartment) is now produced commercially and available for the first time.
A team of designers, makers and suppliers, assembled by international furniture marketers and distributors Kfive+Kinnarps collaborated with the Robin Boyd Collection.
Manufactured in Melbourne, each piece is faithfully produced to Boyd’s specifications and material selections. Demonstrating the functional outcomes Boyd desired, each piece is exactly as he designed, expressing the creativity and versatility of his work. Faithful to Boyds values of durability, quality and clarity of form.