Bid On!

Jul 15 2015 - 10:13am

It's your chance to make a difference in the future of design education. The 2015 Design Foundation Auction, sponsored by Eastman Innovation Lab, will launch onsite at IDSA's International Conference in Seattle August 19-22 with several, select items that will be open to bids only at the Westin. The second portion of the auction will be online only, kicking off immediately following the conference with more items such as memoribilia, art, jewelry, vacation packages, winery tours and gift cards. This year's auction includes dozens of entries from the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).

In last year's auction, the hottest items were the Henry Dreyfuss Western Electric Model 302 Telephone, an Xbox and the protomold Materials Library. Other items ranged from furniture to faucets; from soda makers to smart thermometers.

If you don't have time to bid on the auction, but you'd like to be part of the excitement—become a donor and receive exposure online at, or onsite to hundreds of attendees at the International Conference. To donate by the August 7 deadline, please complete this form. To make a tax-deductible monetary contribution, please click here. If you have any questions, contact Jerry Layne at or 703.707.6000 x119.

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