IFDA Northern California


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IFDA Northern California Chapter

The IFDA Northern California Chapter membership draws from the San Francisco Bay, inland to the Sierra Mountain Range and northward up the western coast of the United States.

2015 Take A Seat Details

The IFDA Northern California chapter is excited to participate for its 2nd annual Take A Seat exhibition!

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2015 Charity

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2015 Designers

Connect With Us

Follow the Northern California chapter as it prepares for the 2015 Take A Seat exhibition.

Get Involved

There are lots of ways that you can get involved with the 2015 Take A Seat exhibition with the IFDA Northern California chapter. Stay tuned to find out more!

2015 Sponsors




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2014 Take A Seat Event Recap

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The Take A Seat designer chairs were exhibited for public viewing at the San Francisco Design Center Galleria from October 1-16, 2014. Following the exhibition, the chairs were auctioned at the Janus et Cie Showroom in San Francisco. You can check out last year’s media coverage here.

Take A Seat Northern California Charity

Wheelchair Foundation

The 2014 Take A Seat charity theme is “Helping Heroes at Home.” We will be supporting The Wheel Chair Foundation.  This worthy Foundation has been providing wheelchairs to thousands of people of all ages throughout the world who would not otherwise have them. Jeff Behring, President of the Wheel Chair Foundation, states “Viet Nam Veterans and their families have not been receiving much needed wheelchairs.”  This year the emphasis is providing wheelchairs for our local veterans/families.

The idea  to support the Wheelchair Foundation with Take A Seat is because a wheelchair is, indeed, a seat.  The designers submitting a chair may also decide to submit a wheelchair to this event.  This will make for a fun juxtaposition if designers wish to go that direction.

IFDA Northern California would like to thank the following local patrons for the October 2014 event.

Janus et Cie

Gala Auction Event Venue Patron

2014 Take A Seat Chair Designers – Northern California

All chair designers will have a photo, bio and link to their respective web page. Learn more about the designer process. Here’s what the Designer Gallery will look like:

Meet the IFDA Northern California Take A Seat 2014 Designers


2013 Take A Seat

Three chapters launched Take A Seat in 2013- New York, Southern California and Osaka, Japan.

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Pictures from the 2013 Take A Seat exhibition and gala auction in New York City.

The 2013 Take A Seat exhibition was held in New York City at Lillian August on May 14, 2013. There were 23 chairs exhibited and auctioned that night. IFDA NY donated the proceeds to Hurricane Sandy and Japan Tsunami relief efforts. Check out the designer folio and see each of the chairs and designers who participated in the event from IFDA NY. We have a collection of photos from the New York event in our gallery. You can also check the chapter’s blog, the IFDA Take A Seat Facebook page, and the IFDA NY Pinterest board for even more pictures and news about the event.

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