On Wednesday, November 9, the interior design community gathered within the expansive showroom of Studio Becker to support New Door Ventures, a local non-profit dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by assisting today’s disconnected youth.
Appropriately named “Break the Cycle,” the event was centered around 18 custom works of art. These pieces were designed by teams led by interior designers and consisting of architects, metalsmiths, builders and/or others.
Each piece started out as a plain black bicycle. These vehicles were then transformed into innovative installations that awed attendees with their unique displays of creativity. The designs ranged greatly from conceptual forms to functional pieces.
It was truly an incredible sight to behold. We were especially excited to see a chandelier “l’éclat” by Kendall Wilkinson Design and Geddes Ulinskas Architects, the delightful homage to Joseph Cornell (a pioneer in the art of Assemblage) by The Wiseman Group, a draping dream catcher by Linda Sullivan Design, a fabulous drafting table by Bayon Design Studio and Andrew Skurman Architects, and the fun “something else” by Regan Baker Design.
"Working on the Studio Becker Bike Challenge has been truly inspiring. Visiting New Door Ventures and seeing how the collaboration among professionals, with different expertise, helps to create opportunities for the development of our community. It has deeply touched our hearts." - Adele Salierno
Team Coupar was excited to be a part of the event and to watch as each and every bicycle received a substantial bid. With 100 percent of the proceeds going to New Door Ventures, it was a beautiful to see the community come together to offer their support.