IIDA Hosts 7th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction in New York

All photos courtesy Johnny Wolf Photography

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) hosted its 7th annual Sustainable Quilt Auction at the Open House Gallery in New York last week. The annual event brings together industry professionals and IIDA New York board members to celebrate craft, community, and the importance of sustainable practices.

Over the past few months, nine design teams worked more than 1,600 hours to create one-of-a-kind quilts from discarded materials from fabric showrooms, product libraries, and industry samples. The bold, creative quilts and inspiration stories were put on display at the auction for event attendees to bid on. Some of this year’s themes included Dr. Who, marriage equality, pig in a blanket, and Kimono.

This year’s participating teams included: Perkins+Will; C3 Designs; Herman Miller with Spacesmith, Aristeia Metro, M Moser Associates, and Davis Brody Bond; TPG; Gensler; Handel; IIDA NY; HLW/HBF; and Sawicki Tareila with JFD Office Interiors, New York Presbyterian, Jack Weisberg Design, Flor, Musician Saffron Chung, M Moser Associates, and Randall Scott Architects.

The proceeds from the auction were given to Be Original Americas, an organization that raises awareness about the importance and value of preserving original design. The organization will put the funds toward education events to inform industry professionals about the ethical, environmental, and economic value of authentic design.