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Time-limited luxuries

A special invitation to a select design gathering for How To Spend It readers

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Time-limited luxuries

October 01 2010
Vicki Reeve

When super-chic interiors are requisite, many a sophisticate – especially in New York – has called on the taste, style and knowledge of Kris Fuchs and Maria Sepulveda, co-principals of Suite New York, the slick go-to company for furniture, homeware and interior design projects.

Now, to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation – and to add a splash of feel-good colour to our homes in the process – the two women are launching The Pink Wishbone Project. They’ve called on 20 stellar female interior designers to create a cushion each for Hans Wegner’s iconic Wishbone chair – specially produced in pink for its 60th anniversary.

The designers include Kelly Wearstler, Amy Lau (first picture), Sara Rotman (second picture), Kit Kemp, Bunny Williams, Emma Jane Pilkington and Allegra Hicks (third picture), and the results range from the classic to the avant-garde. All 20 chairs with one-of-a-kind cushions will be auctioned online between October 7 and 28 at charitybuzz.com, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to BCRF.

Twenty-five How To Spend It readers plus guests have been invited to join a select gathering at The Pink Wishbone Project launch party at Barneys New York on Thursday October 7, along with Evelyn Lauder (co-founder of BCRF) and many of the designers. All the chairs and cushions will be on display – and if you’re not lucky enough to be one of the winning bidders, Suite New York is exclusively selling the chairs without the unique cushions ($930) for one year from October 1, with 20 per cent of the sale price going to BCRF.