K5 Grounds Collection MDW

Launch of Sir Roy Grounds Collection Past Event

Presented by KFive Furniture


Thu 23 May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 24 May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sat 25 May 11:00am - 3:00pm
Mon 27 May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tue 28 May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wed 29 May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wed 29 May 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Thu 30 May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 31 May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sat 01 Jun 11:00am - 3:00pm


Free, Booking Required


K5 Furniture
1/275 Smith St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia


All gender bathroom, Seating available

In a celebration of Australian architecture and design, K5 Furniture will exhibit the new Grounds collection. The collection is based on the designs of world-renowned architect Roy Grounds, alongside artwork by Emma Jackson, and our Boyd Collection. K5 Furniture is excited to launch this Australian furniture release with original designs by Roy Grounds x K5.

The Grounds Collection launch will include a panel discussion on Wednesday 29th May, with architects Tony Lee and Emma Jackson, CEO Erna Walsh, moderated by Aleesha Callahan. The exhibition will be open to visit across Melbourne Design Week.

Roy Grounds was a prolific architect with an established body of work from 1930’s – 1970’s across Victoria, Canberra and New South Wales, including the National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Arts Centre, completed in 1968. The launch of the Grounds collection coincides with the 40th-year celebration of the Melbourne Arts Centre. Grounds residential apartments and homes can still be viewed in and around Melbourne and Sydney. 

The Grounds collection first release includes a range of furniture from Roy Grounds’ Clendon apartment development. The furniture includes a dining table, coffee table, stool, bench seat and ottoman, re-created in line with the original Roy Grounds designs. The classic furniture is designed and crafted here in Melbourne using local natural materials.


Emma Jackson
Emma Jackson is an architect with an abiding interest in earth science. She now produces large-scale textile artworks that reveal 4.6 billion years of earth behaviour. Jackson has until recently been an academic at RMIT School of Architecture and Urban Design and completed her PhD at RMIT in 2019. Excerpts from her PhD and teaching practice have been published internationally and exhibited at the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2018 and 2021.
In 2021 Jackson was awarded the Australian Tapestry Design Prize for Architects for “Time Shouts”. In 2023 Jackson was selected by the NGV as one of 5 designers to exhibit their work as part of FOCUS at the Melbourne Design Fair 2023.
Tony Lee
Tony Lee is an architect and design researcher with extensive knowledge of the works of Australian architects and furniture designers, Sir Roy Grounds and Robin Boyd. Tony founded the Robin Boyd Foundation in 2004 and was the director for the following ten years, collaborating on the development of the K5 Furniture Boyd Collection.
Tony has recently undertaken research into the works of Roy Ground and is writing a book on the Sir Roy Grounds apartments and furniture titled Simple, Compact, Modern Living. 
Erna Walsh

Erna Walsh is the CEO, founder and furniture development lead for K5 Furniture. With over thirty years in the furniture industry in Australia, Erna has a deep understanding of design quality, integrity, and craft, combined with global connections, particularly in northern European furniture sector.

Aleesha Callahan

Aleesha Callahan is a design writer with over 10 years experience in media and communications, who first trained and practiced as an interior designer.

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