Friday, June 26

IFDA NY hosts a successful third annual Take A Seat chair charity auction, Party Pictures from the event!

please note:
all photographs courtesy of NYC&G magazine
Root Cellar Designs' donated chair went happily to the highest bidder!
Root Cellar Designs Donated and Participated in 
The Third Annual
IFDA NY Take A Seat Chair Charity Auction 
photography credit: media sponsor NYC&G magazine
a room filled with designers all contributing chairs and designs to the event.  Thanks to a wonderful team!

You may remember last year I co-chaired this annual gala for the IFDA NY chapter.  This year, the third annual Take A Seat Chair Charity auction took place on May 27th at the Safavieh showroom on Broadway in NYC.  With over 20 designers refurbishing chairs, the event had many beautiful works to sell at auction to an enthusiastic crowds.  This year we even had some lovely miniature chairs worked into creative party hats (thank you Patrica Fox!) to add to the creative ventures.  Working with Habitat For Humanity NY for the second year in a row is a rewarding experience to boot, and much of the proceeds from this event go to this worthy cause.  Habitat continues to help create homes for New York residents.   This is a perfect pairing indeed with the design community. We were fortunate to have big names like Karim Rashid, Iris Dankner (of Holiday House) and many other designers who give their time, their talent and their passion to this cause.  Susan Young and I offered up a sturdy, classic chair and called it Runway Ready. We donned the chair seat with Root Cellar Designs fabric inspired by 19th century fashion illustrations.  We painted the chair ebony and gave it pretty gold tipped legs.  Please check out the offical post about the event with all details on the IFDA NY chapter blog
hearing from the team at Habitat for Humanity NYC
and, thanks to a talented and dedicated committee who pulled the event together
our fabulous emcee Michael Tavano (right) with Lloyd Marks
 Happy Nesting XO