CHICAGO, IL, March 15, 2023 - - OFS and IIDA collaborated to organize a launch event for the children's book, "Design Your World," authored by Maria VanDeman and Doug Shapiro of OFS, and illustrated by the talented Kenzie Leon Perry of Ze Haus Design Studio. Inspired by IIDA’s Design Your World education pipeline program, this book shows how interior design is not only a career choice, but a powerful tool that can improve the way people feel. The story follows Serena on her journey of discovering the power of design and how she can influence the world around her!
Designers, architects, students, and other guests were welcomed to the event at IIDA Chicago HQ by Maria, Doug, and Kenzie along with IIDA’s Cheryl Durst and Tracey Thomas. Guests were able to get their books signed and join in on a discussion about the impact of design and how even the smallest choices can make a big difference.
A portion of the proceeds from each book sale directly supports IIDA's Design Your World program. Design Your World is an educational initiative that aims to promote equity and diversity within the design industry by offering high school students the opportunity to explore the potential of a design career.
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OFS is a family-owned contract furniture manufacturer dedicated to crafting experiences and products that contribute to places where people want to be. Founded in 1937, OFS provides furniture and logistics solutions for office, healthcare, education, lifestyle, hospitality, government, and home office markets worldwide, offering seating, tables, casegoods, and open plan products. The brands, Carolina and Bryan Ashley are OFS companies. OFS is based in Huntingburg, Indiana.
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