Thursday night at Barneys was a night of celebration for the launch of SUITE New York’s Pink Wishbone Project. The project was conceived to bring more public awareness to breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to raise money to fund research for a cure.
Legendary Danish designer, Hans Wegner’s wishbone chair will be offered in pink for the first time and is available for one year only through SUITE New York. Twenty women interior designers created cushions that adorn the seats, and these special chairs will be auctioned online at www.charitybuzz.com, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Evelyn Lauder, founder of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, was at the launch party celebrating the occasion along with many of the interior designers.
Tori Golub explained her design as a wish for a cure – she imagined each rope that winds around her seat as a wick of a candle, and that each candle represents a wish. She noted that everything about the project – the cause, the organizations involved, and the designers – inspired her participation.
Sara Rotman’s wild design was inspired by the sea – specifically, the man o’ war jellyfish. She noted that jellyfish are powerful even when hurt. Her seat may look painful, but it is designed with soft elements.
Julie Hillman’s boudoir-styled design gives the wishbone chair a sexy, flirtatious feminine twist.
It was a festive occasion for an extremely worthy cause. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, but it can be prevented and overcome with early detection. Women can also take preventative measures to protect themselves by eating more fiber and plant-based foods, staying active, and making healthier lifestyle choices.