Come dine with design as Chair Affair gala by Furniture Bank returns to Toronto this fall

Come dine with design as Chair Affair gala by

Furniture Bank returns to Toronto this fall


Charity fundraiser will see more than 40 Canadian designers auction off their unique chair creations in support of local charity


TORONTO, August 1st, 2015 – A series of one-of-a-kind furniture creations are set to transform the International Centre this fall as the Chair Affair gala and charity auction returns to the city on Friday, October 30th, 2015. The event is a fundraiser for Furniture Bank, a Toronto-based registered charity and social enterprise that provides support to thousands of Canadians living without furniture.

Chair Affair is Furniture Bank’s signature fundraising event and is centered around a live auction where attendees from across the GTA have the opportunity to bid on chairs and other furniture items decorated and customized by local designers. All proceeds from the event will go towards Furniture Bank and their efforts to help individuals establish new homes and new lives with dignity, direction and compassion.

“The 2015 version of the Chair Affair will be our biggest yet – moving to Toronto’s centre of design professionals and the interior furnishings industry – SOFA and The International Centre,” says Dan Kershaw, Executive Director, Furniture Bank. “We have created a great event for the furniture ‘loving’ public who appreciate the gift that furniture is in our lives. We are thrilled to see bigger names in design and furniture manufacturing step forward to be involved, which leads me to be certain this will be an evening of amazing food, great company and some seriously original furniture creations.”

We have finalized our 2015 list of participants contributing their original creations, including a range of celebrated and TV affiliated designers and new designer talents from across the greater Toronto area.  We are pleased to have the following participants taking part:

  • Jackie Bray
  • Peter Bray
  • Izabela Busby
  • Twitter Canada
  • Keely Coles
  • Hollie Cooper
  • Kate Davidson
  • Melissa Davis
  • Frank De Jong
  • Shai DeLuca
  • Staci Edwards
  • Jordana Eisen
  • Evelyn Eshun
  • Paul Farrar
  • Janice Fedak
  • Becky Freeman
  • Jessica Frehr
  • Jackie Glass
  • Nika Goralchuk
  • Sharon Grech
  • Cori Halpern
  • Meredith Heron
  • Melissa Kristensen-Smith
  • Jane Lockhart
  • William MacDonald
  • Michelle Mawby
  • Jodie Merson
  • MaryLynne Meschino & Lisa Meschino
  • Ashley Minnings
  • Barbara Nyke
  • Dvira Ovadia
  • Glen Peloso & Jamie Alexander
  • Andrew Pike
  • Megumi Kimura Sandoval
  • Karen Sealy
  • Kiran Thind & Rodrigo Andrade
  • Melissa Tossell
  • Yvonne Whelan
  • David White
  • Leasa Wright

For more information about Chair Affair and to order tickets, please visit Furniture Bank’s website:



Furniture Bank is a registered charity and social enterprise that has been helping people in the Greater Toronto Area establish their homes since 1998. We transfer gently used furniture and household goods donated by individuals and corporations to people who are in need of a fresh start. The organization has ten trucks on the road picking up furniture from our donors and delivering items that clients select directly to their homes. Furniture Bank operates a 30,000 square foot facility in south Etobicoke to service clients and donors. The facility is fully equipped with a furniture showroom for clients to browse and select furniture items, a warehouse to receive and organize furniture donations and a waiting room for client appointments. Our goal is to expand these activities to support Furniture Banks across Canada.

Thousands of Canadians live without furniture. You can help change that.

Call the Furniture Bank to schedule a pick-up of your old furniture, and we’ll pass it on to a family in need. Book an appointment today.

Visit Furniture Bank online at Furniture Bank is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (


For further information:

Dan Kershaw, Executive Director, Furniture Bank

25 Connell Court, Unit 1, Etobicoke, Ontario, M8Z 1E8



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Sharyn Smith, Publicist,

905 839 2940

August, 2015