Wednesday, October 12, 2016

It is that time again for #ChairAffairCDN and I feel very lucky to be involved for the second year!  Last year ARIM was thrilled to redesign a chair, and as a design community the event raised $67,000 for a much needed service to the GTA.

Furniture Bank is a social enterprise that collects gently used furniture from the community and transfers them to families transitioning out of homelessness or displacement. By supporting this amazing event, we are helping furnish homes for over 7,500 people each year.

Last year, I found that selecting a chair to redesign was a challenging process so this year I brought a "little" helper. My daughter Allie came with me to select my gently used chair and she thought it was "pretty cool that Furniture Bank gives furniture to people that need it", and I do too. 

Next Steps: A visit to The Decorating Centre (my favourite trade design centre in Burlington) to get those creative juices flowing, envision what changes needed to take place and create the "new & improved" chair! New foam seating and back, fresh current fabric selections, refinish framing, nail head and toss pillow details all made for a much needed, detailed transformation.

It takes a village and we had a fantastic team helping us this year.  Thank you to Vogel by Chervin with special thanks to Sharyl Vogel for entertaining my ideas and pushing her team to the limit to get it done on time! Also a BIG thank you to our fabric suppliers JF Fabrics, Beacon Hill, Unique Fine Fabrics, and Vogel's in house finisher BM Finishing and Upholstery.

     Everyone is invited to this spectacular design event, to bid on a designer’s chair, and have a cocktail with some of the industry’s best designers.  

Just buy a ticket here and use the promo code KEELY FOR $50 OFF YOUR TICKET!

Save the date ~ Friday, October 28th in your calendar and come out for this special event. See you there!

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