Designer Drinks

Designer Drinks: Advocacy Meets Mixology and Interior Design

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

When people think of interior design, they often imagine a glossy spread in a magazine like Design Bureau or a primetime show on HGTV. But interior design infiltrates our lives every day—from the places we work and shop to the spaces we visit for entertainment, almost every interior environment has been touched by the hand of a professional designer.

For over 25 years, the Illinois Interior Design Coalition (IIDC) has been working with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the Interior Design Association (IIDA) to protect, promote, and enhance the profession of interior design in Illinois. IIDC scans thousands of pieces of legislation each year, used to identify items that may impact the health, safety, and welfare of the public as well as the design and construction industries in Illinois. The work is done by a dedicated volunteer board but, because of its legal nature, there are very real expenses racked up in the process. IIDC constantly raises funds to combat these costs and continue their important and necessary work.

To help their fundraising efforts this year, both ASID and IIDA are joining forces with IIDC for Designer Drinks—an evening of food, music, mixology, and interior design. Taking place on Thursday, June 26, the event will be held in four showrooms at 325 N. Wells in Chicago—Trendway, National Office Furniture, and Kimball Office DIRTT—and will feature signature cocktails from Amy Probasco, a mixologist from the acclaimed restaurant, Girl and the Goat. Each showroom will develop a theme around one of her unique drinks and provide guests with music, small bites, a silent auction, and dazzling river-front views.

All funds will go toward IIDC and their ongoing advocacy efforts for interior designers. Tickets can be purchased here.

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