As a designer, I enjoy selecting furniture for my client’s homes. For most of us Furniture is a basic necessity made glamorous that we often take for granted, however, for those living on the poverty line, furniture is a basic necessity that is not even at arm’s reach on the affordability scale. The furniture bank is an unbelievable organization that helps furnish empty homes for immigrants, sick and less fortunate people in our community.
Furniture Bank, a Toronto-based registered charity and social enterprise that provides support to thousands of Canadians living without furniture. In order to keep this organization afloat a yearly Gala is held to raise awareness and funds for the Furniture Bank. The “Chair Affair” Gala. A house without furniture is not a home but shelter, receiving a gift of furniture fills those empty cavities and provides a sense of warmth and a place to call home. You can either donate well-loved furniture pieces to the Furniture Bank, a charity helping those in need to furnish their newly acquired homes or update it by adding a new fabric and finishing touches. If you love refurbished furniture like I do, please attend the “Chair Affair” happening on Friday 28 October 2016, you can join Canada’s respected designers and furniture industry elite for Furniture Bank’s 6th annual fundraising gala CHAIR AFFAIR. Your attendance will create homes for over 500 families transitioning out of homelessness and displacement.
I am pleased to be supporting Furniture Bank’s fundraiser – The Chair Affair for our 3rd year! When I was selecting a chair I was looking for a piece with clean lines that could easily be used as an accent piece in any contemporary space. I selected to upholster it with a bold fabric which suits it mid-century lines. I am so pleased to be working with respected Canadian fabric company Alendel Fabrics who supplied this fabulous citron colour fabric we selected from. We are looking forward to reveal the finished chair and to participate in the night’s event.
This year you can bid from anywhere in Canada for a one of a kind chair that can change a life! All proceeds from this fun event go to The Furniture Bank and visitors are invited to bid on refurbished prices of furniture all designed by respected local designers. To learn more about the Chair Affair, Furniture Bank or to purchase tickets, please visit: www.furniturebank.org/chairaffair/
Accredited Designer Kate Davidson is the Principal of Kate Davidson Design Inc. The firm is a multi-disciplinary interior design firm which provides complete design, renovating and decorating services for residential & commercial clients throughout the GTA. The firm focuses on creating stylish livable spaces as unique as their clients. www.katedavidsondesign.com @KateDavidson_