The International Furnishings and Design Association kicked off their worldwide, annual design exhibition titled, ‘Take-A-Seat’ in New York and Boston this spring. Take- A-Seat features up-cycled and newly designed chairs crafted by furnishing and design professionals using unique fabrics and recycled materials. Exhibitions are hosted in Japan, Philadelphia, San Francisco and other metropolitan cities.
While this is the third annual exhibition internationally, this was the first year that New England participated.
Eleven designers and two premiere sponsors contributed their talents to New England’s inaugural event. IFDA-NE’s chair collection was auctioned off at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum on June 3. Guests enjoyed a private viewing of the designer chairs, presented on stylish rugs by Dover Rug & Home and paired with antique motorcycles and period apparel from the Museum’s Beauty and the Beast exhibit. Attendees were invited to take a seat inside an assortment of cars, which included everything from a 2010 Bentley Continental GT Speed to a ’77 vintage Mercedes that was raffled off by European Auto Solutions. The event raised over $16,000 for the Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development, a national award-winning affordable housing development organization.
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