Boston Home Décor Show
The 3-day expo will take place November 17-20.
Dakota Jackson, a leading figure in American furniture design, will be a Special Guest at the Gala Preview for the Second Annual Boston Home Décor Show, November 17-20, 2016. His appearance at the Gala, and his Keynote presentation the following day at the public opening of the 3-day expo help benefit both DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS and a local Boston AIDS service organization: Community Research Initiative of New England (CRI).
The Boston Home Décor Show features a broad range of furniture, decorative arts, textiles, fine art and design, offering everything from antiques to the finest in today’s home décor. The show was launched to critical acclaim in 2015 and was created to showcase both retail and wholesale design businesses, fine art galleries and bespoke artisans from Boston and beyond. The show offers both interior designers and consumers new resources, inspiration and access to home design and home décor experts and a number of special programs, panels and book signings. www.BostonHomeDecorShow.com
The Host Committee of design industry Sponsors and Patrons completely underwrites the costs of the Gala Preview on Thursday evening November 17th from 5:30 to 8:30pm, ensuring that 100% of the ticket proceeds from the event benefit DIFFA and CRI. Tickets to the Gala Preview are $250 for the 5:30pm VIP Reception, or $125 for the 6:30pm Gala.
DIFFA was founded in 1984, mobilizing the immense resources and creativity of the design community. Today DIFFA is a national foundation based in New York City with chapters and community partners across the country that, working together, have provided more than $41 million to hundreds of HIV/AIDS organizations nationwide.
Established in 1989 in Boston, CRI is an independent, nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to leading the way in HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C (HCV) clinical research and ensuring access to lifesaving HIV medications and health insurance coverage for those in need.
“It’s thrilling to visit Boston, a city that I love, and at the same time to be able to lend my support to these two organizations which have been working for three decades on the front lines of the fight against AIDS,” comments Dakota Jackson. “We have sadly lost so many talented design colleagues over the years, and as a community we have a real champion in DIFFA.”
Since the inception of his design practice in 1970, Dakota Jackson has been a leading figure in American furniture design and manufacturing. His appearances in Boston will come on the heels of the release of his “Symphony Collection”, an impeccably engineered and crafted furniture group inspired by a selection of musical style and references. The collection will be featured at the Boston Home Décor Show, courtesy of the M-Geough, the showroom at Boston Design Center that represents Mr. Jackson’s work in New England.
Dakota Jackson’s work can be found in the collections of some of the world’s leading museums including: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Germany’s Deutsches Architektur Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, New York’s Museum of Art and Design, The Chicago Athenæum, and the London Design Museum.
Mr. Jackson will present the Keynote program at the 3-day expo on Friday, November 18th at 1:00pm in the Lecture Hall at the show. The weekend show takes place Friday, November 18 from 1:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday November 19 from 11:00am-8:00pm, and Sunday November 20 from 11:00am-5:00pm. Weekend tickets are $15, under 12 free. Admission includes complimentary special programs, re-admission, catalog, and coat check. A bistro café, discount and valet parking are also available. Details call: 617-363-0405. For general information visit: www.BostonHomeDecorShow.com.