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TAKE A SEAT LARGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PERFORMANCES @ ROYALE NEW STRUCTURE BENEFITING MULTIPLE CHARITIES
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TABLE OF CONTENTS UPCOMING EVENTS
IFDA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION NEWS
TAKE A SEAT: A NEW DIRECTION
BOSTON DESIGN WEEK
SUBURBAN CHIC LIVING
Dear IFDA Colleagues, As incoming IFDA New England president, I want to first thank you and our Board members for the faith and trust you all have placed in me. I look forward to 2017, working with our board, building on the accomplishments of the last three years under past president Karen Dzendolet and continue making IFDA-NE, a chapter that serves you and your needs. We are very excited about the upcoming year! The Board has been busy putting together a strong calendar of events. Take a Seat is once again headlining and raising the visibility of IFDA NE here in New England and nationally. Jennifer Driscoll, our VP of Programing , along with the help of the Take A Seat committee has put together a fantastic series of events that not only highlights the design excellence here in New England, but will benefit different charities this year. We are particularly indebted to our sponsors, both Annual and Event, without whose contributions none of this would be possible! Please consider designing a chair, hosting an event or becoming a sponsor. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do this without you - our fantastic New England design community.
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In closing Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to point out that we are always looking for new members and can really use all of your help in recruiting them. I would also like to encourage existing members to consider getting involved either on the Board (we have a few openings) or on committees. I am committed to making your Membership a valuable and worthwhile experience, one from which you get satisfaction and of which you are proud. I look forward to seeing you at our events and working together to make IFDA-NE stronger, better and a reflection of you.
Chris Magliozzi 2017 New England Chapter President
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UPCOMINGEVEnts 21 .MARCH 2017
20 .MAY 2017
Take A Seat Designer & Charity Debut Party 7 Tide | Boston 5:00 - 8:30 pm | Free | RSVP
Happy 70th Anniversary IFDA! From 1947 to 2017 - 70 years of Design. Celebrate any way you like!
Take A Seat Champagne Kick Off Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams | Boston 5:00 - 8:30 pm | Free | RSVP
DesignEDGE Industry Summit New York City 9:00 am - 7:00 pm | $ | RSVP
23 .MARCH 2017
25 .April 2017
09 .MAY 2017
23 .MAY 2017
Staying in Front of Your Customers in the Digital Age Webinar 2:00 pm | $ | Register
Take A Seat Chair Deadline, Delivery & Photoshoot Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams | Boston 10:00 am - 6:00 pm | $ | Register
Take A Seat Traveling Exhibit South Shore Opening Reception Roomscapes | Rockland 5:00 - 8:30 pm | Free | RSVP
Take A Seat Traveling Exhibit Opening Reception TBA 5:00 - 8:30 pm | Free | RSVP
29 .MARCH 2017
Boston Design Week Ends April 9, 2017 Visit website for details Free - $ | Register
Becoming a Million Dollar Influencer Designer Bath | Beverly 5:00 - 8:30 pm | $ | RSVP
Take A Seat Traveling Exhibit Opening Reception TBA 5:00 - 8:30 pm | Free | RSVP
Take A Seat Gala Royale | Boston 5:00 - 9:30 pm | $ | RSVP
IFDA-NE| Board of directors President Chris Magliozzi Past President Karen Dzendolet Treasurer Gary Rousseau Recording Secretary Laurie Gorelick
VP of Communications
VP of New Member Programs
VP of Membership
VP of Sponsorship
VP of Membership Retention
VP of Programming
VP of Community Service
VP of Hospitality
VP of Awards
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IFDA EDUCATIONAL foundation NEWS
Annual Sponsors International Platinum
By Linda Mariani, FIFDA, IFDAEF Director of Scholarships and Grants
What an exciting spring to be part of IFDA New England with its Take-A-Seat Gala on June 1 and the IFDA Educational Foundation presenting an industr y summit in New York City on May 20, 2017 called “DesignEDGE“. IFDA Educational Foundation (IFDA-EF) continues to explore new ways to enhance education for IFDA members particularly at this time of ever-changing technologies and business models. DesignEDGE is a high caliber industr y event where members can learn, be inspired, congregate and network with members of IFDA and other area professionals for innovation, exploration, examples of excellence and creative thinking within our industr y. The Educational Foundation is bringing this summit to you with the aid of the Barbara Brock Memorial and Schoenthal Leadership Grant funds. This is the first of three regional summits.
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New England Silver
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The summit will feature world renowned industrial and interior designer Karim Rashid as keynote speaker. He will energize the room with his world view of design from all facets – interior design, product design and architecture. The afternoon panel is packed with high caliber personalities in our industr y with a focus on leading by innovating, building /marketing your brand as well as
communicating through social media. Meet the panelists: Jaime Derringer artist and founder of Design Milk, one of the most popular design blogs with over 1.5 million followers; Kevin Greenberg, architect and Founding Principle of Space Exploration; Chad Stark, founder of doitfor.com, Senior VP of Stark Carpets and President of Decorative Furnishings Association. Watch for updates as more details emerge. Registration for this day-long professional enrichment day will include breakfast, breaks and lunch. To register please see the website: ifdaef.org/designedge-2017. As an IFDA member registration is only $199.00 (prior to April 27) after that it reverts to the non-IFDA price of $269.00.
The timing of DesignEDGE was selected to coincide with the International Contemporar y Furniture Fair (ICFF) with a Trade opening the next day at the Javits Center….This enormous fair brings together 800 exhibitors and is hailed to be the best exhibit in New York City in contemporar y design and custom made furniture. As a special bonus EF will include a presentation on how to navigate the show. The month of May in NYC also brings NY by DESIGN and Kipps Bay Showhouse….so mark your calendars and sign up for DesignEDGE. The IFDAEF Summit will be held at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. For special pricing, call (800) 622-5569 and mention ‘IFDA-EF’.
Join us for DesignEDGE, a dynamic, day-long design industr y summit at the Millennium Broadway Hotel on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. An empowering prelude to Sunday’s opening of ICFF, the International Contemporar y Furniture Fair held at the nearby Javits Center.
TA K E A S E AT moving i n a new direction
IFDA-New England is pleased to announce their participation in the fifth-annual international “Take a Seat” Traveling Exhibition and Gala, showcasing unique chairs from local designers. This is the third year that the New England chapter is taking part in the charitable event, having raised over $30,000 since 2015. ‘Take a Seat’ features up-cycled, one of a kind chairs designed by local architects, builders, craftsmen and students of the furnishing and design industry. It aims to provide them with a platform to display their inventive and resourceful prowess, promote their craft, all while giving back to the community. Participants will design and create a chair, inspired by their own style and interests, which will then be displayed throughout the Greater Boston area on a traveling exhibition from May 2nd to May 23rd, before being auctioned off at the ‘Take a Seat’ Gala on June 1st. This year’s series of events bring significant changes to the program, aimed at benefiting a broader range of those in need. Diamond level designers will be given the opportunity to raise money for the 501c3 charity of their choice. These designers and their sponsors will be unveiled at the Designer and Charity Debut on March 21st.. Their chairs will be sold in a live auction at the ‘Take a Seat’ Gala. Following the announcement of the charities, all other participants will be able to designate which
Photography by Elaine Fredrick, Ellysia Francovitch and Adrianne Mathiowetz
2016 Chair Designer: Luca Shapiro Chair: “I’m In The Book”
of the select charities will receive the proceeds raised from their chairs in the silent auction. The Gala will offer a number of subsequent opportunities for the Diamond patrons to raise money for their respective cause the evening of the Gala.
The traveling exhibition will begin on May 2nd at the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Boston Signature Store (142 Berkeley St.) with a press preview from 4:305:30 PM, followed by a Champagne Kickoff from 5:30-8:30 PM. The remainder of the traveling exhibit locations and opening dates will be announced shortly on the Take A Seat website (takeaseat.ifdane. com).
USHERS IN A NEW TWIST
ON AWARD-WINNING SERIES OF TAKE A SEAT EVENTS
The Gala and auction will be held at Royale Nightclub (279 Tremont St.) on June 1st from 5:30-9:30 PM. For additional information on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Take a Seatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, please visit www.takeaseat. ifdane.com or www.facebook.com/takeaseatifda.
Another new feature this year is Smartphone Bidding that will be available from the opening of the traveling exhibition on May 2nd through the night of the Gala.
An image from “Judith Hoos Fox: Coded Couture” a lecture from The Elliot Street School on fashion in the digital age as part of Boston Design Week 2017. Photo courtesy of The Elliot Street School
BOSTON DESIGN W E E K The 12-day citywide design festival, Boston Design Week, returns for its fourth year March 29 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April 9, 2017, and will again feature a wide array of programs and events across the design spectrum. All programs, events and exhibitions are open to the public and most are free of charge. A full calendar of events is now available online at www.BostonDesignWeek. com. RSVPs are required for most of the events, and last year 20% of the events were sold out. Boston Design Week launches on Wednesday evening March 29 with four Kick-Off events in four parts of the city: Back Bay, Fort Point, South End and Metro West. In the South End, FBN Construction will host a panel on how
to avoid a building or remodeling nightmare. Room & Board will host a panel in their Back Bay show room on social media influence, and EM NARI will host their CoTY (Contractor of the Year) awards at the Clarke showroom in Milford. For the Fort Point Channel Kick-Off Event, Artists for Humanity will welcome the public for an Open Studio event showcasing inspired works of art and design by teenagers. On Thursday, March 30, Sean Cutting of Cutting Edge Homes, a Gold Sponsor for Design Week, teams up with the showrooms at Seven Tide in the Seaport District for a major home design event. Also in the Seaport, The Innovation and Design Building and Boston Design Center 15
Artists for Humanity will host a Boston Design Week 2017 Kick-Off Event on March 29, 2017 Photo by Robert Four
Sue Oehme of Oehme Graphics shows off prints at the AD20/21 Show & Sale during Boston Design Week 2016. Photo by Tara Carvalho
return as sponsors, and will be the site for a number of events starting March 30th, including “Spring Showcase”, a whole day of events on Tuesday April 4. Control4 will be offering eye-opening tours of an Airstream Trailer retrofitted as a smart home Tuesday through Friday, parked right in front of the Boston Design Center. At the Innovation and Design Building, Neoscape will host an event where audiences will discover virtual reality and the groundbreaking company Continuum will discuss the future of AI and what it means to cities such as Boston. Events occur throughout the city and Greater Boston. North Shore events include a Meet & Greet Reception with furniture designer Cisco Pinedo at Boston Interiors in Burlington on April 4. Also on the North Shore, an ongoing exhibit of staggeringly wonderful wearable art called “WOW” is at the Peabody Essex Museum through the entire Design Week timeframe. On the South Shore, Roomscapes in Rockland is a Silver Sponsor for Design Week and will host The Art of Wine and Chocolate in their expansive 15,000 square foot showroom.
â&#x20AC;&#x153;Back to the Future: Designing the Monsanto House of the Future for Disneyland in the 1950s.â&#x20AC;? an exhibit and talk from the MIT Museum as part of Boston Design Week 2017. Photo Courtesy of the MIT Museum Architecture and Design Collections, Gift of Goody Clancy Architects.
Twenty-three organizations, colleges, museums, and the city of Boston serve as NonProfit Partners for Design Week. They include: The International Furnishings & Design Association - New England Chapter, Boston Preservation Alliance, Boston Society of Architects, Fenway Alliance, Imagine Boston 2030, MIT Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Society of Arts & Crafts, and others. The Boston Design Week Non-Profit Partners will be offering a diversity of design programs at their locations, including several aimed at college students. Design Week culminates with AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries and The Boston Print Fair at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts. A Gala Preview to celebrate Boston Design Week and benefit Design Museum Boston will take place Thursday evening April 6. Decorative arts curator and Director of the Fuller Craft Museum Jonathan Leo Fairbanks will be honored as the 2017 Lifetime Achievement recipient at the Gala. The show features close to 50 exhibitors with a selection of modern to contemporary fine art and design. The 10th Anniversary show and sale also hosts the closing programs of Boston Design Week including the Keynote Speaker, noted designer Marshall Watson and Special Guest Speaker Laura Dowling, floral designer to the Obama White House for six years. These and other special programs at AD20/21 are free with admission to the show. Visit bostondesignweek.com to learn more.
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extending its lacquer expertise in a unique way and offers new, chrome-plated highgloss lacquers in 14 spectacular metallic shades like diamond white, champagne gold, night blue or petrol green. These are available both in a modern, straightforward front design and as conventional framed fronts. To see these new introductions, visit Poggenpohl Boston at 135 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116.
Interiors photographer, Elaine Fredrick has launched a new website. Based in Rhode Island and a member of IFDA-NE, Elaine has contributed her skills and time to capturing the Take A Seat designers and their one-of-a-kind chairs for the annual fundraiser since 2015. IFDA is happy to announce that she will be back again this year to shoot the chairs at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams in Boston on April 25. Be sure to check out her content and portfolio at elainefredrick.photography.
Get Involved. Board Members Needed:
The Board of Directors of IFDA-NE is looking for a few talented and conscientious volunteer board members to lead and strengthen our programs for professional and student members of the design trade. Open positions include the Vice President of Education and Recording Secretary. If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness, and leadership a few hours a month, and are interested in exploring this opportunity, call Karen Dzendolet at (413) 345-0863 or email her at karen@ kdzdesigns.com to find out whether this volunteer opportunity is right for you.
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2016 IFDA-NE NEW MEMBERS PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS: Barbara Bradlee | Marvin at 7 Tide Jonathan Cahill | Landry & Arcari Rugs & Carpeting Ellen Curran | Ellen Curran Design Associates Allan Dines | Allan Dines Photography Lisa Fabiano | Roomscapes Erin Kelleher | Leslie Fine Interiors
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In Review... Community service is part of IFDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s raison dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;etre. In January, volunteers were recruited to paint the 13 foot high lobbies - all three of them - at the North Star Learning Center, a converted school building which houses 12 apartments for families with children and the learning center which supplies services to tenants and the larger New Bedford community. Paint was donated by Benjamin Moore and equipment was donated by Herrick & White, FBN Construction, and National Lumber/Kitchen Views. The lobbies received a fresh coat of lavender, sage green and sea foam blue.
1: Jessica Chabot - Hawthorne Builders 2: Anthony Miklaszewski - New Dimension 3: Kimberly Meader - FBN 4: Gary Rousseau - Herrick & White 5: Al Lageux - Century Furniture 6: Marie Chaput and Ed Cavalho - Thread Workroom 7: (Back) Chris Saad - Audio Concepts, Anthony Miklaszewski - New Dimension, Dan Meader - FBN, Al Lagueux - Century Furniture, Vivian Robins - Vivian Robins Design, Tyler Campbell - WIHED (Middle) Loni Wiley and Anne Gelbspan - WIHED, Ginny Miklaszewski - New Dimension, Kimberly Meader and Julie Couture - FBN, Jessica Chabot - Hawthorne Builders, Ed Cavallo - Thread Workroom (Front) Chris Magliozzi - FBN, Gary and Lynn Rousseau - Herrick & White, Jacqui Becker - Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts, and Marie Chaput - Thread Workroom
Photography by Ellysia Francovitch
In February, guests were invited to a lecture-ious breakfast hosted by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams in their Natick showroom to celebrate the arrival of their Spring Collection. The morning was full of light bites & libations along with a raffle to win a $5,000 Mitchell Gold + Bob Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shopping spree. After enjoying a luxurious spread of pastries, quiche and mimosas, guests were treated to an educational lecture on fabric selection and care of upholstery, window treatments and rugs by Anthony Miklaszewski of New Dimensions.
1: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams rolled out their Spring Collection 2: IFDA Board Members: Laurie Gorelick, Jennifer Driscoll and Karen Dzendolet 3: A delicious spread for breakfast 4: Anthony Miklaszewski of New Dimensions. 5: Together, Karen Connors and Dianne Burcz review fabric samples 6: Design lovers line up to enter the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams $5000 shopping spreeâ&#x20AC;&#x2026; 7: Champagne anyone?
Photography by Allan Dines
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