A New York Night “Take A Seat”

Hosted by the IFDA NY, Safavieh and NYC&G, the Take A Seat Action held in NY, a design exhibition which featured up-cycled chairs creatively redesigned by area professionals was a night to remember. The event was held at the Safavieh showroom which hosted a fullhouse of industry professionals all bidding on these 26 creative pieces of art-inspired chairs, where all proceeds went to Habitit for Humanity NYC. 

This diverse group of designers were made up of architects, builders, craftsman, furniture designers and various design professionals showing their support for Habitit for Humanity. The following designers took part in this successful event: Lani Adeoye, Michael Arguello, Carly Bassen, Allison Bassen, Jonathan Bressler, Bromley Caldari Architects, Cliff Young Intern Team, Gregory Allan Cramer, Iris Danker, Christopher Hyland, Vanessa Deleon, Nancy Fire, Patricia Fox, Mari O’Connor, Stacy Garcia, Jan Girard, Barry Goralnick, Lorraine Gordon, John Locke, Jennifer Mack, Lindsey Smith, Karim Rashid, Esther Sadowsky, Tamara Stephenson, Susan Young, Team Habitat, Sarah Fox, Tracy Cramer, Renata Weiss, Corey Ring, Agustin Rein, Anne Kong, Sara Touijer, Moncef Touijer, Katherine Wood, James Rixner, Cat Wright, Sara Yengle

Kudos to Michael Tavano, the Master of Ceremonies and Bryan McDaniel the Auctioneer who truly made the evening a hugh success.

  

The IFDA was founded in New York City in 1947 and now has 15 chapters worldwide, providing a professional forum for communication and interaction among its high-profile members. See IFDA.com for more information on this design association. Below is a sampling of some of the chair that were auctioned off at Take A Seat in NYC.

   
                    

Patricia Fox and Mari O’Connor (Chair Designers) Whimsey Toppers

 

Rose Gilbert, (Press) Maureen Klein (Take A Seat Event Chair) and Nancy Fire (Chair Designer)

Creative Collabrations-New York City

Dividing my time as an exhibitor at Surtex NYC, a trend-forward design surface pattern show with my NYC based studio, Design Works International, attending the ICFF, International Contemporary Furniture Fair, where I was part of the IFDA’s “Take A Seat” campaign which is an on going project promoting talent within the design community while giving back to local charities, (on May 27th we will auction off our one of a kind up-cycled chairs with more details on the IFDA website) and visiting the National Stationary show to view the latest and greatest in graphic design and new printing techniques…..it was a week of “Creative Collabrations”!

All three exhibitions were located at the Javitz Center at 655 West 34th Street.

Surtex, in its 29th year is a business to business marketplace dedicated to selling and licensing original art and design. The show features an unparalleled and up-to-the-minute range of color, design and pattern trends for every product category imaginable!

The ICFF, in its 27th year is North America’s platform for global design and lures those in pursuit of design’s timely truths and latest trends in home design featuring contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles and kitchen and bath for both residential and commercial interiors.

The National Stationary Show in its 69th year is the worlds most comprehensive marketplace for greeting cards, stationary and related lifestyle products. Showcasing products such as cards, custom invitations, gift wrap/ribbon, stationary, speciality party products, paper tableware, bridal accessories, in-store printing equipment and much more, the stationary show is the go to source for all innovative trends regarding the newest in paper based products.

Some highlights from this “Creative Collaboration” week in NYC….

Top left: Amadi Carpets, Ornameta Tiles, Apadana rugs, Tadeco Home Wall Panels  
Design Works International Surtex Show @designworksinternational

Moora Brazil  @mooramobilia ICFF Show

  Keiou Design Lab, Wall Surface Panels ICFF Show

  Tadeco Home Fabric Wall Panels ICFF Show

  Brooklyn Owl National Stationary Show

  Leonardo Bueno ICFF Show  B+ N Industries ICFF Show @BN_Industries

Fermob ICFF Show @Fermob

  Stationary Show Best in Show Display

  Amadi Carpets ICFF Show

 IFDA’s  “Take A Seat” ICFF Show