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Monday, October 5, 2015

The O' Jackie Chair

FMF Compagnie is proud to participate again this year with our local IFDA Chapter's Take A Seat for Charity event.

I don't know if the other chair designers feel this way, but I think it's funny and interesting to see how the final design evolves and eventually comes together in the end. I guess it's that way with all designs and works of art, the vision of the artist or designer ultimately results in a culmination of the way or another. 

Here is my final design, rightfully titled the "O' Jackie" chair, complete with pearls, gloves, and mid-century pill box hat. 

This classic mid-century chair was “found” calling out for a second chance; dingy upholstery, marred and scarred and broken. My design concept has risen from the iconic mid-century goddess herself, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and building on that inspiration, I have chosen original mid-century elements to incorporate into the final design. My goal - that you will immediately be taken back to your mid-century roots and say, “O’ Jackie, those were great years!” Take it from the other Jackie.

Here is a before photo of the chair. Great bones, right!

28 chairs were submitted by Interior Designers and Design Teams, currently all on display at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall from now until October 13th. You can see the entire chair display in the rotunda area between Nieman Marcus and Dillards.

 Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, Scottsdale, AZ

At the end of the exhibition, the chairs will be available for live auction to raise money for Military Assistance Mission.

 AZ Military Assistance Mission

MAM represents one of the core values that remains very important to me and to the members of our local IFDA Chapter - making a difference in our local community, helping heroes at home.  Read more about Margy Bons and her mission to honor her late son, Marine Sgt. Michael Marzano, by helping other local heroes. Click here to read more.

That's not all! You can help to support this amazing cause by attending our Take A Seat Arizona Gala Auction where you can purchase a chair and enjoy an evening of fun getting to know all of the chair designers. Click on the "Buy Tickets" image below to register for the event.

 IFDA Arizona Take A Seat Gala Auction

This year's auction will be hosted at J. Levine Auctions and Appraisals.

  • Date: Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
  • Where: J. Levine's Auction & Appraisal, 10345 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
  • When: 5:30 - 9:00 pm *Program and auction starts promptly at 6:00 pm
  • Cost: $50 per person preregistered or $65 per person at the door
  • Purchase tickets here!!
In the meantime, I've been thinking about Beth, there on the East Coast in Raleigh, NC, soaking up the rain and weathering the affects of Hurricane Joaquin. Hoping all is well there! **Note: rain and remodels don't mix well...

Thinking of you, Beth! Keep us posted!


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