The Design Exchange is holding its first DX Design Auction on Friday May 29th and we couldn’t be more excited about the event.
First of all, it’s an amazing opportunity to view iconic examples of design from the personal collections of many local and international designers, such as Brian Gliuckstein’s Russell Spanner chair. There are also items by Mooi, Philippe Starck, Kelly Wearstler, Bang & Olfusen and Hans Wenger.
Secondly, the auction also features so many collaborative pieces. For example, one of our favourite people, artist Alanna Cavanagh, has teamed up with West Elm to customize one of their side tables. In classic Cavanagh style, her hand-lettered Hemingway Martini Table is a real conversation piece. We also love the lovely Patrice chair by Canadian company Statum Designs in collaboration with Bluebellgray.
Thirdly, the auction looks like it will be a social event of the season. You can hobnob with people who are passionate about design like auction committee co-chairs Arren Williams, Raymond Girard and Tommy Smythe. If you don’t need any more objects in your life you can also bid on experiences such as a Trip to Fogo Island and Design Exchange memberships.
And lastly, it’s all for a good cause — supporting DX's education programs, curatorial initiatives and the permanent collection. Tickets are $50 for general admission and $100 for the Champagne Preview. Click here for a sneak peek.