ASID Auction Winner and Antigua Furniture, Industry Partner ASID Showcase New Line at Fall High Point Market
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 22, 2008) – Winner of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation fundraiser auction item “design your own line of Antigua Furniture,” Staci Levenson, Allied Member ASID, is pleased to introduce the Staci Levenson Collection of home furnishings during Fall High Point Market in North Carolina, Oct. 20 – 26. The collection consists of six original pieces, each designed by Levenson, an ASID member from Austin, Texas. The collaboration is a result of the support of Antigua Furniture, Industry Partner of ASID during INTERIORS 08: The ASID Conference on Design in New Orleans last March. During Jubilation 08, the ASID Foundation fundraiser, Levenson was the lucky auction winner of the opportunity to design a furniture line that would then be hand-crafted by Antigua Furniture.
“I usually opt for eclectic pairings, like combining a heavy wooden base with a more feminine marble top, for instance,” says Levenson. “I might take an antique piece and then modernize certain elements of it by cleaning up the lines and adding a contemporary finish that suits it well. Much of this collection began that way and I am very pleased with the results.”
The collection, on display at the Antigua booth at High Point, includes a striking, hand-carved wooden bed, a series of creatively designed occasional tables and an elegant wrap-around upholstered chair. Each of the pieces has a character all its own while still maintaining a nice balance as an eclectic group.
“We are extremely pleased at how well the entire Staci Levenson Collection turned out,” says Scott Bogart, president of Antigua Furniture. “Working with Staci was great, as she is a very driven person who clearly shares our passion for creating beautiful, innovative furniture pieces. We also want to thank the ASID Foundation, its staff and members for their support of this worthy project. We are looking forward to our next adventure.”
ASID Foundation Development Director Jack Pruitt adds, “The generous contribution by Antigua Furniture and proceeds from the ASID Foundation auction helped support a variety of programs in 2008, including a scholarship program, revision of the evaluation standards for academic interior design programs administered by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the REGREEN guidelines, the nation’s first residential remodeling guidelines for existing homes developed by ASID and the U.S. Green Buidling Council (USGBC).”
The Staci Levenson Collection will make its debut during High Point in InterHall, Space #IH505. For more information on High Point, go to www.highpointmarket.org and to learn more about the ASID Foundation, visit www.asidfoundation.org.
About ASID Foundation: Created in 1975, the ASID Foundation is the affiliated 501 (c)(3) charitable organization for ASID. The ASID Foundation’s mission is to support endeavors that capture and disseminate knowledge, encourage innovation, and benefit the health, safety and welfare of the public through interior design research, scholarship and education. www.asidfoundation.org
About ASID: The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 40,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. www.asid.org ASID is the Founding Sponsor of InformeDesign (www.informedesign.umn.edu), a searchable database that enables designers to engage in evidence-based design by using Research Summaries focused on design and human behavior, created and operated by the University of Minnesota.
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