Take a Seat for Legacy

For the second year in a row, Temple & Webster is organising Take a Seat for Legacy, an auction of re-designed bentwood chairs with the proceeds being donating to Legacy Australia. I would like to invite everyone to participate in this fabulous auction and donate generously for this worthy cause.


Take a Seat for Legacy gives you the exclusive chance to own one of the unique chairs personalised by famous Australian designers, writers, journalists, magazine editors and other celebrities. 100% of proceeds will be donated to Legacy Australia, a charity dedicated to helping Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent during or after their defence force service. They currently care for around 90,000 widows and 1,900 children and disabled dependants throughout the country.


The auction includes 37 beautiful chairs which you can see at The Grounds of Alexandria in Sydney this weekend (25-26 October) or online at Temple & Webster’s website. I was absolutely stunned with the versatility of designs and creativity of authors who had incredible ideas on how to revamp a plain bentwood chair. One of my favourites is a winged chair by Donna Hay, Australia’s top cookbook author and the editor in chief of Donna Hay magazine. Design consultant, stylist and author Amanda Talbot was inspired by toy soldiers and ceramic designs to portray the senselessness of wars, while Sunday Style used paper flowers and faux grass for their wonderful creation that portrays a sense of hope and the brightness of futures that Legacy Australia gives to people. Julia Zaetta, editor of Australian Homes and Gardens magazine created a lovely seat pad from colourful pompoms and Vince Frost, the CEO and creative leader of Frost design studio removed the seat and elevated the chair to transform it into a basketball hoop.


I’m sure these pretty chairs would make a great addition in your new home, so make sure to place your bids at Temple & Webster before the auction concludes on 30 October! It is a reverse-auction with the price decreasing until sold and I recommend that you purchase your favourite design as soon as possible.



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