For the first time, four Diamond Patrons will choose a chair designer with whom they will collaborate on the design of a chair to submit for this year’s Take A Seat. These Patrons will have the opportunity to personally select a 501c3 charity to benefit from the proceeds of the auction.
The Diamond Patrons and their charities will be named at a Designer and Charity Debut celebration in March, 2017.
Following the Debut party, architects, builders, craftsmen, designers and students can create and submit their own Designer Chair for inclusion in the 2017 award-winning series of Take A Seat events. They also will be able to choose one of the four charities to benefit from the proceeds from the sale of their chair.
Designer Chairs must be completed and delivered to the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ Boston Showroom on April 25, 2017 at a pre-designated time. At that time, the chair and its designer will be included in a publicity photo shoot.
IFDA-NE will host four traveling exhibits in May. The annual Champagne Kick-Off and a private press preview will be held at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ Boston showroom on May 2, 2017. The remaining three traveling exhibits will be announced shortly.
Anyone interested in hosting a traveling exhibit, can explore how to become an Emerald Patron here.
In addition to gourmet fare served by attending chefs, live entertainment, and VIP seating, the Gala will offer a silent auction for all the Designer Chairs and a live auction for the four Diamond Patron Chairs.
For some added excitement, at the end of the silent auction, the Designer Chair with the highest bid for each charity will move to the live auction stage!
Over the past two years, this event has raised over $30,000 dollars in New England for select charities. We know we can raise much more in 2017!
Online entry forms for Designer Chair Submissions will be available on this website as of April 1st. Designer Chair Submissions are $150 each.