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Last week, Jake and I participated in an amazing charity event called Chairs for Chair-ity held at Hold It Contemporary Home.  Designers and creatives "competed" in this silent auction to benefit Make-A-Wish foundation of San Diego.  We all received a chair which we then modified/reinvented for this fabulous event.  All proceeds went to little Emily who is battling Aortic Stenosis.  Because of all the incredible bids, she and her family will be going to Italy.  Her wish was granted!  

Our chair started as a wee stool and we transformed it into a towering chair/lamp hybrid.  Jake fabricated everything from the steel frame which he welded, brushed and waxed, to the industrial cable and plug, to even the socket which he made and welded to the underside.  He even angled the existing wood base so that it was a more comfortable sit.  

We "took second" by having the second highest bid of the night.  There were 25 chairs total and the night was an absolute blast with food truck and apps by the amazing Deborah Scott, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Sinless margaritas, a rockin' D.J. and more. Click here to see some of the awesome chairs up for bid that night.

We are already planning our strategy for next year......  :)

{images by Studio Surface}


Happenstance said...

Wow, I am totally impressed! And you took 2nd place, what an accomplishment. Damn, Jake is good! The chair looks amazing. Very professional. Congrats to you both. You know what they say ... couples that create together, stay together:) I don't know who "they" are, but I like it. Have a fab weekend!

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