SitOnIt Seating and IDEON announce the third annual Wine & Design event benefiting The Common Thread for the Cure.
October 16, 2013
SitOnIt Seating and IDEON are excited to announce the third annual Wine & Design event benefiting The Common Thread for the Cure, an organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families in the furnishings industry who are fighting breast cancer. In its three years, the event, which draws designers from around Southern California, has raised more than $35,000 for The Common Thread for the Cure.
This year's Wine & Design will be held at Newport Dunes Resort in Orange County and will, for the first time, include firms from Boston and Chicago. The event fosters friendly competition: teams of designers create wine labels for award-winning wines from sponsor Russian River Vineyards - this year, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. These wines will be available through the vineyard's website for a year and twenty percent of proceeds from the wine sales go to The Common Thread for the Cure.
Judging this year's event is award-winning industrial designer Carl Gustav Magnusson, who began his design career working with Ray and Charles Eames.
Wine & Design has grown in its three years. It began as a small fundraiser, the vision of Mike Mekjian, Principal of SitOnIt Seating and IDEON. Last year's event saw over twenty entries and this year's event promises to grow even more.
"I am pleased to see this exciting and profitable event growing towards our goal of becoming a national industry event. The Wine & Design committee is thrilled that Carl Magnusson has agreed to judge the competition and Interior Design magazine has agreed to be our media sponsor. Elise Ozawa, a rep for Momentum Textiles and this year's Wine & Design Chair, has a great committee and many creative ideas to make this year's event the best ever. Russian River Vineyards has just bottled an excellent Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc and a Russian River Pinot Noir that will be the presented wine. Order your wine early this year. We sold out last year in record time!"
Wine & Design is only part of SitOnIt Seating and IDEON's commitment to supporting the fight against breast cancer. Throughout the year, a percentage of every sale of the IDEON Composium collection goes to The Common Thread for the Cure.
SitOnIt Seating and IDEON are proud to partner with The Common Thread for the Cure and believe that, together, we can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.