Next Thursday (4/25) is Housing Workss Design On A Dime benefit at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. In it’s 9th year, the event features more than 50 top interior designers, who create vignettes using merchandise donated by industry vendors. That merchandise is then sold for 50-70% off retail. Proceeds go to Housing Works, which is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. It’s an great cause, and always an awesome event, which we have been involved with since our inception. This year are thrilled to have donated to 3 different designers’ vignettes.
MEET THE DESIGNERS
Kati Curtis Design
Kati Curtis is known for her distinctive and contemporary design, often rooted in the personality of her clients or the history of the space. She has employed her uncompromising aesthetic in both residential and commercial interior design projects. Kati received her training at Savannah College of Art and Design, and worked at numerous international architecture and engineering firms across the country, before forming her namesake firm (formerly Nirmada), in 2005. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times.
Our Credenza no. Eight Forty in a Kati Curtis Design Project.
Kati Curtis Design’s Central Park West Project
In addition to teaching at the New York School of Interior Design, she volunteers at the Design Industry foundation for Aids. In her vignette for Design on a Dime, she drew inspiration from the zeitgeist spawned by a recent popular and scandalous novel, envisioning a room that was bold, daring, sexy and magnificent.
For the vignette, we donated our Chair no. Forty Five, a Nordic inspired piece with fashion details. It is upholstered in Shearling and tomato leather, and boasts a high back with accented antique brass buckles. The vignette will also feature donations from ABC Carpet and Home, Serena & Lily, Arteriors Home, Trove and Madera Home. Follow Kati on twitter here.
Our Chair no. Forty Five in Shearling and Tomato leather
Here is a preview of Kati Curtis’ vignette…
A Preview of Kati Curtis Design’s DOAD Vignette
Marc Houston Lifestyle & Interiors
Marc Houston creates intelligent and inventive spaces that are visually stimulating and inviting. With years of experience in interior, lighting and furniture design, Marc’s invigorating aesthetic is a product of diverse cultural and artistic influences derived from life on both sides of the Atlantic. He received his design training at the University of Maryland and Chelsea College of Art and Design, and currently manages and contributes to a wide range of projects and concepts in the US, Great Britain, Italy and Malta. His work has appeared in Washington Home and Design and Apartment Therapy. You can follow him on Twitter here!
Our Bed no. Sixteen. Two in a Marc Houston project
Marc Houston Lifestyle & Interiors
A Marc Houston Project featuring our Armoire no. Five Sixty Four at right
For Marc’s vignette, we have donated our Chair no. One Eighty. Two. Inspired by Raoul’s on Prince Street, it features a wood wrapped oak frame in a Silver Color Cerused Black finish. It is upholstered in Charcoal Leather with a grid piping detail.
Our Chair no. One Eighty. Two
id810 design group
Interior Design Duo ID810 creates beautifully unique and playful spaces, tailored to the personal style of their owner. With backgrounds in architecture and communication, Jessica and Virginia’s balance of thorough planning and a passion for the unexpected give their projects a feeling of modern, unpretentious luxury. You can follow them on Twitter here.
an id810 design group bedroom
a pair of ducduc regency cribs in a id810 nursery
For id810′s vignette, we have donated our Cabinet no. Two Thirty Five. Bench made from Maple sourced from New England, the cabinet features a hand applied Fine Linen Bone White frame and Classic Glaze Black with Chili Box and brass hardware.
Our cabinet no. Two Thirty Five
Here’s what Virginia and Jessica had to say about their upcoming vignette, which also features merchandise donated by Patterson, Flynn, Marset Lighting, Rearview Modern and William H. Jackson Co-
“Cabinet No. Two Thirty Five was our first acquisition and ignited a firestorm of ideas regarding what our room could be. Inspired by the mix of finishes within the piece and its plethora of functions, we set out to design what we originally thought would be a masculine Living Room. The next item on the agenda would be to secure a fireplace donation as we typically integrate them into our designs whenever possible. After the seal of approval was put on the oversized fireplace, we honed in on our other statement pieces and that’s when this very masculine space took a turn down Feminine Lane. Mesmerized by the lines and array of colors found in one of our donations quickly followed by a Wearstler rug we refused to pass up…the room developed into a feminine space with an edge.
The red found in Cabinet No. Two Thirty Five was the spring board for our color palette and also saw its way into the development process of the custom wallpaper we designed for this project specifically. After many rounds of both design and color analysis, the final product exceeds our expectations and is certainly a homage to our woman-kind.
We hope our visitors and donors will be thrilled with the results…make sure to stop on by for a special treat as well.”
A Preview of ID810′s Design on a Dime Vignette
The Opening Night Reception, on April 25th, will be attended by hundreds of design VIPs and designers. Guests will get a first look at the room vignettes and enjoy preview shopping, cocktails, hor d’oeuvres and live entertainment. The public sale is on Friday April 26th and Saturday April 27th.
Tickets are on sale now! We can’t see what these three, as well as the other host of talented designers have brewing next week!