‘Created with Care’ is a unique charity event that is the result of two Australian online creative marketplaces, HandKrafted and Bluethumb, collaborating to promote their wares while raising money for those in need.
Untitled + Unfinished! by Josh Pinkus and Kim Leutwyler
Handkrafted connects buyers with Australian furniture makers while Bluethumb acts as an online gallery space for Australian artists. The charity event sees furniture makers from Handkrafted collaborate with artists from Bluethumb to create unique one-off pieces that will be auctioned off with full proceeds going to several different charities.
Flex Chair by Ben Percy and Salleigh Olsen
One such collaboration that caught our eye is the Wye River Buffet – the combined efforts of Bombora Furniture Co’s Luke Collins and contemporary artist Tanya Keenan. The funds from the sale of their piece will go to the Spirit Foundation – a charity that has been supporting the Wye River and Separation Creek communities that were devastated by bushfires recently.
Wye River Buffet by Luke Collins and Tanya Keenan
“While it may sound a little clichéd, collaboration is paramount to the success of every business and individual – it’s so important to take the time out to reflect upon and approach potential collaborators to discuss ideas and opportunities. It’s also much more fun,” says Handkrafted founder Fred Kimel who, together with Bluethumb co-founder Edward Hartley, are super impressed with the works up for auction.
“I am staggered at the outcome of these auction pieces. Every day I look at incredible art, yet these pieces are beyond my greatest expectations. They have set the bar for future artists and crafters,” says Edward.
Rainy Day in 3D by Lars Laug and Erin Nicholls
Final bids must be placed before Friday June 10. Place your bid here.