IIDA, International Interior Design Association, New York Chapter, Sustainable Quilt Auction, open house gallery, charity auction, be original americasTeam Gensler’s “KUILT” was designed to double as a piece of wearable art.

This year’s Sustainable Quilt Auction featured colorful creations crafted by nine teams over 1,600+ hours. Each quilt was made using recycled materials reclaimed from fabric showrooms, product libraries, and industry samples. Inspiration for the quilts varied from the celebration of marriage equality to Dr. Who to Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

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Team Perkins+Will looked to their materials – donated by textile designer Susanne Tick – for inspiration. “We felt that the best way to complement her work would be to build upon her theme of creating 2D shapes and using the array of pigments and textures to put them in motion,” the team writes.

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Proceeds from the auction will go towards Be Original Americas, an organization committed to protecting the value of authenticity in the marketplace, and educating the public about the economic, ethical, and environmental value of authentic design.

+ 7th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction