Robert Allen Designer Series Auction
What do you get when you weave together one of the world’s largest designers of fine fabrics with 30 talented interior designers from 10 cities across the USA and a nonprofit organization using design to improve people’s lives? One synergistic fundraiser, that’s what.
Yes, the Robert Allen Custom Made Easy Designer Series Auction, which went live on Monday, November 2 at 12:00 Noon EST and runs through Monday, November 23, 2015, at Midnight EST, perfectly showcases the common thread of passion for interior design that runs through all participants involved.
Absolutely 100% of the Robert Allen Designer Series Auction proceeds are going directly to Dwell with Dignity, a nonprofit group of interior designers and volunteers dedicated to creating soothing, inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty.
Dwell with Dignity Founder and interior designer, Lisa Robison, has smartly created an organization that engages the interior design community of practitioners, students, and industry members to provide and install home interiors for families, including items such as furnishings and art, bedding and kitchen supplies, and food in the pantry.
Robert Allen selected the following interior designers from 10 U.S. markets, inviting them to play with the newly introduced Robert Allen Custom Upholstered Chairs and Custom Sofas to create a unique-to-them piece, all of which are on display in their respective locations:
- Boston, MA: The Karlie Chair by Theodore & Company, Rachel Reider Interiors, and Peter Zucco for Design Complements Inc.
- Woodbury, NY: The Liz Sofa by Kim E. Courtney Interiors & Design, Keith Baltimore for Baltimore Design Center, and Marlaina Teich Designs.
- New York, NY: The Lambert Chair by Bennett Leifer Interiors, Robin Baron Design, and Robert Passal Interior & Architectural Design.
- Washington, DC: The Oliver Chair by Lauren Liess Interiors, Mary Douglas Drysdale for Drysdale Design Associates, and Skip Sroka for Sroka Design.
- Atlanta, GA: The Clare Sofa by Bill Musso, Kerry Howard for KMH Interiors, and Gordon Dunning.
- Dallas, TX: The Tate Chair by Jan Showers, Sherry Hayslip Interiors, Tracy Martin for Eleven11 Design.
- Houston, TX: The Renee Chair by Benjamin Johnston, Julie Dodson Interiors, and Marjorie Slovack for Slovack-Bass.
- Los Angeles, CA: The Amanda Chair by FORM, Melinda Ritz Interiors, and Alicia Lamar Home Design.
- Chicago, IL: The Marino Sofa by Nicholas Majority Interiors, Hunter Kaiser, and Jeannie Balsam.
- Troy, MI: The Naomi Chair by Lauren Hood McKay for Schaerer Architects, Kathleen McGovern Studio of Interior Design, and Oliver Max.
Before you start bidding on the Robert Allen Custom Made Easy Designer Series Auction, know these things:
- Don’t let geography stop you! Bidders can bid on any chair in any location.
- The auction is open to anyone and everyone, so please share with your amily and friends, colleagues and peers, book club members and Pilates workout buddies, etc.
- As you can imagine, to place a bid, you must register on the site with a username, password and email. Otherwise, how will you know if someone outbids you? Speaking of…
- If you get outbid, you will be notified through email so that you can immediately raise the stakes and crush your competition.
- Dead set on scoring one of the designer pieces? Then take advantage of the “Buy Now” option.
- Shipping is not included in bidding price, so keep that in mind. Shipping arrangements will be made at the close of auction when a winner is identified.
- Shipping dates are optional to the winner. In other words, when you win, you can choose to have the piece ship immediately or wait until after the holidaze.
Each piece is custom and one-of-a-kind, offered at a discounted price, and helps an incredibly worth cause, so bid, bid away!
You don’t have to wait until Giving Tuesday on December 1st to make yourself feel good. (In fact, if you do, then you’ll be too late to score one of these custom pieces!)
Go ahead and give yourself the warm fuzzies NOW because the bidding ends on Monday, November 23rd at Midnight EST.