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CHAIRITY Celebrates its Fourth Year


CHAIRITY Celebrates its Fourth Year

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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --


two, a Bay Area contract furniture firm, specializing in brand and culture, kicks off CHAIRITY.


Two gathered 31 prominent Design Firms to select a chair from a stable of found, purchased, and donated chairs. The goal each year is to challenge these firms to re-envision, re-imagine and re-construct these objects into objects that'll entice bidders to raise paddles for these works of art. Last year's event of nearly 400 that attended saw a bar cart, go cart and light fixtures to name a few of the top designs!


On October 11, 2018 @ 6 pm at EQ3 San Francisco (2299 Alameda St, San Francisco, CA 94103) — the public is invited to meet and mingle with these designers. They will have a chance to learn about the chairs' journeys. What is behind the design? Where they got their inspiration. Why the chair is or isn't a chair any longer. If it's still a chair, what makes the upcycled version unique in its reinvented state.

Donations and Bidding can take place at the event or by going to (

The Architectural design firms who are participating are:                   

AECOM, ASD, Boor Projects, Brereton, Centric Construction, Corral, DGA, Dialog, EHDD, Feldman Architecture, Forge, Form4, Fyrn + LG-C Design, Gensler, Graham Design SF, HGA, HOK, Katie Stuart, Nova, OWP, Pair, Revel, RMW, Smithgroupjji, SOM, Steelcase, Studio O+A, Studios, TEF Design, TWO, Woods Bagot

The "chairs" will be judged by the following jury:

Rob Forbes, Founder, Design Within Reach and PUBLIC Bikes
Tom DiRenzo, Architecture and Design Director at CRI San Francisco 
John Lieu, Director Facilities at Rakuten USA
Crimson Rose, Co-Founder of Burning Man, the Black Rock Arts Foundation and Burning Man Project 
Jennifer McDonald, FF&E/Furniture Strategy Consultant


Brian Buhl, Partner - two.

"Fashioning authenticity, up-cycling and community awareness; all of which coalesce and underscore Chairity's mission yielding a one-of-a-kind event.  Each participant's journey is captured and articulated establishing a connection to their remarkable achievement; a parallel narrative we hope to champion with Chairity's respective partners; this year being Project Color Corps and Raphael House."


Two Non-Profits

Raphael House helps low-income families and families experiencing homelessness strengthen family bonds by achieving stable housing and financial independence.

Ralph Payton, Executive Director – Raphael House

"Raphael House is grateful to be a beneficiary of funds raised through this singular event. Through the generosity of Chairity's designers, sponsors and donors, we will help hundreds of homeless families find and maintain stable housing over the next year. We can't wait to see what the designers create with their chairs."


Project Color Corps

We are deeply moved by the talent and generosity of Two Furnish, our design community and sponsors. Chairity embodies the mission of Project Color Corps to use design, pattern and color to re-envision and uncover potential. The funds raised will help us encourage optimism, build community pride and spark hope among a new generation.  We are excited to see the before metamorphose into after's.

Laura Guido-Clark, Founder, Project Color Corps

Chairity is a design event that revisions chairs to benefit chairity.


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