Take A Seat, Supporting the Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development May 2016


Once again, Allison teamed up with artist Connie Kolman of Kolman Artisan Glass to design one crazy beautiful seat! Take A Seat is a national event sponsored by the International Furnishings and Design Association. Area design professionals and students are invited to use their talents to up-cycle an existing chair or craft a one-of-a-kind work of art from different materials. Our entry this year is called Enchanted Garden. Our garden bench harkens back to the time of British Aristocracy when people knew how to relish a beautiful summer afternoon. During a stroll in the garden, one might happen upon a bench hidden amongst vivid colors and pungent fragrances; a place to sit with a friend or to simply sit in solitude for just a breath. Through the innovative techniques developed by Connie, we transformed this once common garden bench into a tapestry of color! With applications of papers from the world over combined with paints, resins, and custom glues this bench is itself an Enchanted Garden. Come bid for our chair! All proceeds go to the Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development. For more info on the event click here.