Take a Seat: Designers transform ordinary chairs into works of art for a cause

Bill Gardner of William John Gardner Design Studio transformed old maple boards found in a garage into a chair inspired by Mid-Century design. © BOB NAROD

Bill Gardner of William John Gardner Design Studio transformed old maple boards found in a garage into a chair inspired by Mid-Century design. Photo © BOB NAROD

OCTOBER 1, 2014—The Washington Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association gathered at Room & Board in DC for the unveiling of 15 very special chairs. Fifteen local design teams reimagined ordinary chairs or upcycled materials into one-of-kind creations for this charity event. The chairs will remain on view at Room & Board until Wednesday, October 15th, when they will be auctioned off at a gala reception from 6 to 8:30 PM that evening. Will Thomas of DC Fox 5 News will serve as emcee.

Proceeds benefit Team Red, White & Blue—a nonprofit that enriches the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Home & Design was a media sponsor of the event.

This is IFDA’s second annual Take a Seat event; four other chapters around the country launched simultaneous Take a Seat events to support charities of their choice.

To purchase tickets for the auction on October 15, visit ifdadc.com —Sharon Jaffe Dan

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