Greater Lehigh Valley architects and designers weren’t about to take an opportunity for a good pun and a good cause sitting down.
More than a dozen area firms participated in a CHAIR-ity event, where office chairs were turned into works of art to be auctioned to raise money for Valley Youth House.
“This type of auction has become very popular in the office furniture industry throughout the country,” said Patricia O’Brien, vice president of marketing for Corporate Environments, which sponsored and hosted the event. “Interior designers and architects are extremely creative people, designing true pieces of art out of a chair. We wanted to organize a similar event in the Lehigh Valley with the proceeds going to a charity.”
Twenty-one chairs were auctioned, raising $7,000 for Valley Youth House, which serves homeless youth and families.
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“Valley Youth House has become the largest provider of help and services to homeless youth and families in the region,” said Tom Harrington, president and CEO of Valley Youth House. “We are grateful for the support of companies, like Corporate Environments, that help us to achieve our mission.”
Participating architectural and design firms were Alliance, Alloy5, Bonsall Shafferman Architects, Breslin Architects, Burkavage Design Associates, Design Point, Hemmler Camayd, Joe Rominski Architecture, KCBA, MKSD, North Star Construction Management, Spillman Farmer, Studio M Architecture & Design, USA Architects, W2A and Wolstenholme Associates.