On November 13th, AIGA Colorado and Design Council of the Denver Art Museum got together to host a celebration of AIGA’s Centennial year with Chaircuterie. With a nod to the founders of AIGA who provided their own chairs to their inaugural meeting, the event showcased 100 stellar creatives who crafted 25 full-size chairs, 50 miniature chairs and 25 two-dimensional chair representations.
The night was an outstanding success! With over 500 people attending, the atmosphere was bright and vibrant with engaging conversations abound. Guests were treated to a wonderful display of delicious appetizers made by Gourmet Fine Catering and libations provided by Suerte Tequila and Odell Brewing.
The dynamic range of chair designs and artists discussing their work provided guests with an intimate gallery-like experience. The evening continued with playful artistic engagements including a performance by Wonderbound, an interpretive dance organization, and an oversized chair Photo Booth designed by Sam’s Garage.
With so many wonderful ways to enjoy an evening, the guests showcased their enthusiasm by bidding on almost all of the incredible artworks available. AIGA Colorado and Design Council were able to raise over $15,000 for their respective programs. Funds raised will be distributed to AIGA Colorado mentorship programming and the Denver Art Museum’s Department of Architecture, Design and Graphics, and steward of the AIGA Design Archives. This program was also supported by Denver Arts & Venues Cultural Partner Program and the McNichols Civic Center Building.
To see a full artist list, please visit the Chaircuterie website. We have also posted a full slideshow of the event images on Flickr, as well as the full slideshow of the photo booth images.
Thanks to everyone involved in making Chaircuterie a truly memorable and amazing event and thanks to everyone who attended, we couldn’t have done it without all of your support! We are so proud and honored to be a part of the Colorado creative community. Cheers to another 100 years of AIGA!