In 2015, I participated in an event hosted by IFDA called “Take A Seat”. Designers let their creativity run free as they reimagine existing chairs. These chairs are then auctioned off for charity. My chair concept was to take a chair I found on Craigslist and upcycle it into a dog bed. Below are the photos showcasing the before and after of the chair, as well as the in-process photos. Scroll down to the bottom to see the end result: CHAIR —– DOG BED
CREATING CHAIRS FOR CHARITY
The International Furnishings and Design Association’s Take A Seat auction for charity is a national program that promotes talent within the local design community and fulfills our mission to serve others. This year eight US cities are participating in Take A Seat to up-cycle and/or create one-of-a-kind chairs to benefit different charities and support continued chapter professional development.
ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Proceeds from New York’s Take A Seat will benefit Habitat for Humanity NY to help build affordable housing and sustainable homeownership for low-income families within our 5 boroughs.
Building on our legacy of pioneering women with a vision to strengthen leadership and service in the furnishings and design industry, IFDA NY is a 2015 Habitat for Humanity Women Build ambassador. This year, with the help of our event Patrons, chair designers, and auction attendees, IFDA is hoping to do more than simply raise awareness and funds for the cause. We want to put our unique membership to work!
Proceeds from this year’s Take A Seat charity auction will help underwrite an IFDA NY team at Habitat’s September Women Build.
MY CHAIR UPCYCLED INTO A DOG BED