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today we build a chair

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This afternoon I’m sitting on my front stoop, sipping an Izzi and watching Emily, Melissa, Graham and Joseph design and construct a chair for this year’s CHAIRCUTERIE: an AIGA Colorado & Design Council event. It’s a beautiful day for putting on thinking caps and strapping on a tool belt. And look how cute they all are!

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The 8-hour chair—as Emily has dubbed it—uses scrap materials from Jordan Woodworking and reclaimed climbing rope from Movement Climbing Gym. As I post this, they have 1 hour to go to actually get the work done in 8 hours. I’m not so sure they are going to make it.

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Event Details

Thursday, Nov. 13 / 6–7pm VIP Preview Party / 7–10pm Event

$50 Non-members
$40 AIGA Colorado & Design Council Members

$75 VIP Preview Party
In celebration of AIGA’s centennial year, 100 VIP Preview Party tickets will be available for purchase. VIP tickets offer guests exclusive access to the Chaircuterie Preview Party from 6–7pm and admission to the event all evening. Mingle with participating artists and designers and take advantage of the limited opportunity to pre-purchase selected artwork during the special preview party.

Be prepared to savor:

• A dance performance by Wonderbound, music by DJ Randall Erkelens, and custom lighting and sound-reactive visuals from Audio Pixel
• Custom built photo booth installation by artist Sam Mobley
• Delightful treats by Gourmet Fine Catering
• Libations from Odell Brewing and Suerte Tequila