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Mid Century Furniture Restoration at Robin Boyd’s iconic Walsh Street house

Interested in mid-century furniture? Do you have pieces that need some love?

Learn techniques and tips from one of Melbourne's leading restoration experts. Join our informative workshops at the iconic former home of Australian architect and writer, Robin Boyd.

What to expect:

  • Introduction to furniture, design, history & construction
  • Workshop safety & basics
  • Introduction to eco-friendly timber refinishing with natural timber products
  • Overview of finishes, the do’s not dos (varnishes, stains, oils, polishes)
  • Timber restoration; stripping, sanding & refinishing
  • Basic upholstery; webbing, top cover fabric application
  • Aftercare / Q&A
  • Opportunity to explore the iconic Walsh Street house

Edwin runs Edwin Fox Furniture, an independent restoration and furniture store. Specialising in mid-century, he works to connect the importance of sustainability, reducing waste while working with inspiring objects from the past.

Edwin has a background in art and design, including a National Vocational Qualification in traditional upholstery. Edwin has channelled his skills and energy into the physical aspects of design, whereby his career has now evolved into the restoration of furniture in Melbourne.

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Event date

Event Details

290 Walsh Street, South Yarra, Victoria


Entry fees:
Adults $ 130
Prebooking requiredhttps://robinboyd.org.au/whats-on/
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
For ticketing and terms & conditions, see Robin Boyd Foundation website