Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Have A (Designer) Seat!

It’s the age-old debate: Is it more important where one sits, or what they sit upon?

AFH has explored the question exhaustively, with a series of symposia, focus-groups, and skate-offs- and the conclusion… seat location and seat accommodation are of equal and tremendous importance! So, in inimitable AFH style, our young artists and staff have been about the business of preparing and securing a fantastic set of “seats” for our 20th Anniversary Have A Seat Gala.

These beautiful, and in many cases, limited edition pieces have been donated by many of Boston’s best showrooms, and internationally known designers. M2L, Ligne Roset, Montage, Jonathan Adler, Kartell, Dakota Jackson, Pierre Paulin, Phillipe Starck, D-Scale by Duffy Designs, Eero Saarinen for Knoll, Emeco, and Webster and Company. Even AFH's sculpture mentor, Jamison Sellers, has also generously donated a beautiful, hand-crafted chair for the auction!

Guests will dine on a collection of hand-painted, re-defined, totally inventive chairs made by an inspired AFH crew of chair-smiths; and as a bonus treat, a veritable “who’s who” of top furniture designers and retailers have generously chipped in to support our Have A (Designer) Seat Auction.

All understand the impact AFH has on developing underserved young people’s abilities to create great design, test their limits, and build a new aesthetic that brings a diverse group of voices to “the table”.

We are hard-pressed to find a better place, or better seat, than that. Start the bidding!

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