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THE ROBIN BOYD FOUNDATION

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Boyd is arguably the most influential architect there has been in Australia. Through his writings, Boyd inspired the general community and through his architecture he has become an acknowledged leader in the design and architectural professions. He was a renowned Victorian architect, author, critic, and public educator in the 50s and 60s, a leader in Melbourne’s Modern Architecture movement, a visionary in urban design, and outspoken on the ‘Australian Identity’. Robin Boyd was a public educator. He was passionate about good design and devoted his life to creating a wider public understanding of its benefits. Acting as the cultural conscience of the nation, Boyd encouraged people to extend their thinking and expectations beyond ‘the known’ and ‘the given’. He urged people to reassess and innovate and, most importantly, he led by example.  The Robin Boyd Foundation operates from Walsh Street, the South Yarra house which Boyd designed for himself and his family in 1958.

The Robin Boyd Foundation continues the work and spirit of Robin Boyd through an active, innovative and ongoing series of public learning programs developed to increase individual and community awareness, understanding and participation in design. The Foundation aims to deepen understanding of the benefits of design through design awareness, design literacy and design advocacy. 
 


STYLIST & PHOTOGRAPHER PROFILES

 

PHOTOGRAPHER

Lauren Bamford is a versatile photographer, with a broad range of interiors, food, travel and lifestyle clients. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Lauren has several years experience exhibiting fine art photography in a number of Australian galleries, in addition to a large scope of commercial collaboration with book publishers, magazines, advertising agencies and brands — such as Nikon, The Wall Street Journal and Thames & Hudson publishers. 

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STYLIST

Stephanie Stamatis is the face behind Stephanie Somebody, a stylist and creative director as well as one half of events management and design team Local Gatherings. Beginning her design journey as an interior designer, Stephanie's search for beauty has lead her to a more personal form of story telling.

It could be the lovingly curated collections of knick-knacks on her grandmothers bedside table, the crystal bowls and burgundy velvet curtains or her dad's paint shed shelves overflowing with Primavera Beige, Champagne Gold and Carousel Red that that is behind Stephanie's layered aesthetic and love of object. 

Drawing inspiration from nostalgia and in the search for perfect imperfection, Stephanie lends her signature aesthetic to a variety of editorial and advertising clients working with brands such as Kinfolk, Myer, Brown Brothers, Maxwell Williams, Westpac, Penguin Publishing, Peters Ice Cream, Herbert Adams, Sussans and Etsy and has appeared in publications locally and abroad such as Real Living Magazine, House and Garden, Yen Magazine and Provincial Magazine.

Commercial Representation by Sarah Ewing Agency