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At the 2011 Chairs for Charity Event hosted by Chicago Home & Garden magazine on November 2nd, 2011, attendees took a seat and took a stand to help raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Vintage chairs that were given new life by some of Chicago’s top designers were offered in an exciting live auction that took place at the event’s venue, Chicago Art Source.

See some great chairs that were at the auction below!  Included in the mix was Harrington College of Design’s own Interior Design student Bridgette Nyman’s “Conversation over Coffee”…


Bridgette Nyman, Conversation over Coffee

Greg Jagmin, The Barbara

Morlen Sinoway, It’s a Pill, Too?

Suzanne Cahill, Imelda

Cody Hudson, C&R Hood Slab

Karen Klamek, Barrow

Annika Christensen, Sour, said the Fox…

Summer Thornton, Pump Room Redux

Gary Lee, Amancalama


See more exclusive photos from the event here!

Photos courtesy Peter Klick

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Sifting through junkyards, thrift stores and grandma’s basement, Harrington students from the Experimental Design and 3-D Design classes searched far and wide for old chairs for a unique design challenge: Restore and Design a functional chair from an existing, vintage, salvaged or used chair.

When Harrington Interior Design instructor Peter Klick was approached by the Chicago Home + Garden Magazine  to offer two chairs for their upcoming event Chairs for Charity, he turned the assignment into an exciting competition.

You can see all of the chairs here.  

The competition was decided by jury members Morlen Sinoway, Chicago Furniture and Interior Designer, Adam Moroschan, Associate Art Director at Chicago Home + Garden Magazine,  Lori Oelhafen, Interior Designer and Harrington Alumna, and Gerry Christensen, Architect and Product Designer and Instructor at the Chicago Art Institute. In the end, the competition had such a close finish that Chicago Home + Garden accepted three entrants and invited the winning designers to attend their auction. Congratulations to the three winning designers:

1st Place: Abigail Weiland, Business Ties

2nd Place: Michelle Micolta, High Rise Line

3rd Place: Felix Griggs, The Butcher’s Seat

The chairs will be auctioned off at:
Chicago Home + Garden Magazine‘s “Chairs for Charity”
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from 6-8 pm
Tile Gallery: 555 Franklin Street, Chicago, IL
All proceeds will benefit Design for Dignity.

Photos courtesy Harrington Digital Photography students Tyler Lundberg and Rolando Davis

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Check out some highlights from the Summer Professionals Night on July 8, 2010 below… 


Open to Harrington Interior Design students from ID3, Portfolio,Thesis Prep, Thesis and Grad Students, Harrington’s Professional nights bring in industry professionals to critique student work, allowing Interior Design students a chance to gain valuable advise and feedback on their work, as well as create a networking opportunity.

Thanks to all the students for participating and presenting their projects and everyone who helped to make this event a success!

Also a great thank you goes to all the Designers and Architects who gave students their valuable input and critique: Fabio Grego, Robert C. Vagnières, Thomas Marquardt, Lori Oelhafen,  Morlen Sinoway, Lucy Trimarco, Demetra Vartzikos, Constantine Vasilios,  Daniela Ghertovici, Peter Klick and Crandon Gustafson. 

Photos courtesy Peter Klick

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