In celebration of Artists for Humanity’s 20th anniversary, M2L donated a limited-edition Orange Slice chair by Artifort for the organization’s “Have a Seat” gala on November 11. For the past 20 years, both M2L and Artists for Humanity have been dedicated to creating new opportunities for the unknown and underserved—each in their own way. While M2L discovers Europe’s most talented designers and furniture makers, and introduces them to the American market, Artists for Humanity provides mentoring and employment for underprivileged creative youth in Boston.
Eager to support the organization, M2L offered the chair for inclusion in an online auction leading up to the event on November 11. The playful and iconic Orange Slice chair has been a permanent feature of the Artifort collection since it was designed by famed French designer Pierre Paulin in 1960. To celebrate its success, Dutch furniture maker Artifort created a special anniversary edition with a chic pearl chrome frame in two different fabrics handpicked from the collection of the renowned Swedish fabric manufacturer, Väveriet. All proceeds raised from the 20th Anniversary Gala were directed to the AFH Fund for the Future, enabling the company to empower more underserved youth.