‘Take a Seat’ Gala

Royale Nightclub | Boston | June 1, 2017 | Photos Jonathan Johnson

A Cirque du Soleil theme wowed the crowd at New England Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association’s third annual “Take a Seat” gala and charity auction. Guests were treated to live performances by members of the Boston Circus Guild. The event features up-cycled, one of a kind chairs designed by local architects, builders, craftsmen and students in the furnishing and design industry. This year’s 23 participating chairs were put on display and auctioned off at the well-attended event, which was emceed by former WCVB anchor Susan Wornick. Participants raised over $22,000 at the auction, which benefitted three local charities: Friends of the Children-Boston, The Lyceum Fellowship and The Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development.