Congrats to Jess for her recent mention in the Needham Times and for her work with charity!
Jessica Chabot, principal design director at Hawthorn Builders in Needham, is participant in the New England Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association’s annual “Take a Seat” Design Exhibition and Charity Auction.
“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 and promote their craft while giving back to the community.
Chabot’s chair, “Foxy Lady,” is a mid-century barber’s chair that she reupholstered and polished before hand-painting a fox, hence the name.
The event kickoff took place May 2 at the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Boston Signature Store with a press preview and champagne reception. The chairs then travelled to Roomscapes in Rockland on May 9 and will remain there until they head to the Northshore on May 16, where they will be displayed throughout multiple stores located at 3rd Ave. Burlington. The gala and auction will be held at Royale Nightclub, 279 Tremont St., Boston from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 1.
A new feature this year is the addition of smartphone bidding that will be available from the opening of the traveling exhibition through the night of the gala. The proceeds from the auction will benefit three local charitable organizations: Friends of the Children-Boston, the Lyceum Fellowship, and The Women’s Institute of Housing and Economic Development.
For more information: http://takeaseat.ifdane.com.
Here is the link to the auction