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Shop High-End Design For Cheap at Housing Works' Annual Event

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Home & Design Editor
Updated: 6 April 2017
Starting April 27, Design on a Dime attendees will be able to purchase high-end designer furniture, art, and home décor at 80% off the retail price.
Mark Cunningham Inc. design © Housing Works
Mark Cunningham Inc. design | © Housing Works

Housing Works’ Design on a Dime is back again, just in time for spring. New York City’s beloved bookstore, cafe, and thrift shop will host its 13th annual design event to help raise money to provide lifesaving services and housing to New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Since the event’s inception in 2004, Housing Works has raised over $11 million to help New Yorkers affected by the virus and also help combat the city’s homelessness crisis.

More than 60 leading designers (including KAKAR House of Design, foley&cox, CarolEgan Interiors, and 2Michaels) will take part in transforming the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 W. 18th Street into an exclusive giant pop-up shop, curating “vignette” spaces with their designs. Each “vignette,” or room, is inspired by the designer’s personal style, according to the press release, and completely “shoppable at heavily discounted prices.”

Robin Baron Design © Housing Works
Robin Baron Design | © Housing Works

Founded by designer James Huniford, Design on a Dime originally began with only six designers inside Housing Works’ Gramercy location. Now the event attracts more than 5,000 attendees each year and features some of the world’s top interior designers. Designers will be present during the opening night to answer questions regarding their creations and style.

Huniford © Housing Works
Huniford | © Housing Works

This year, the event will be hosted by Elle Decor‘s editor-in-chief Michael Boodro, Housing Works’ founding chair James ‘Ford’ Huniford, and CEO Charles King, among others.

The Opening night reception begins on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30pm at the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street. The event and public sale will continue on Friday, April 28 from 10am – 7pm and on Saturday, April 29 from 10am – 5pm.

Yetta Banks for Viacom © Housing Works
Yetta Banks for Viacom | © Housing Works