A NEW CABINET,
FOR YOUR HOMELAND
AND YOUR HOME.
COME TO THE DOWNTOWN FOR DEMOCRACY DESIGN AUCTION. SEE OUR VISION OF THE OVAL OFFICE - GO HOME WITH THE PRESIDENT’S DESK.
With help from leading contemporary designers, Downtown for Democracy has redesigned the Oval Office to express America’s highest ideals. The furniture that comprises the new office will be available for bidding. Lighting, flooring, furniture, and table-top objects will be offered at live and silent auctions. Items will be new and vintage. Bids for items in the silent auction can be placed through our website until the day of the event.
To view our selection, please click here.
Web bids require a $50 bidding fee.
Please support Downtown for Democracy’s efforts to evict George W. from the White House.
Host Committee: David Alhadeff, Shawn Brydges, Tom Cashin & Jay Johnson, Jessica Craig-Martin, Ben Dietz, Lauren Flynn, Zach Feuer & Alison Fox, Yvonne Force, Steven Frailey & Mary Ehni, James Friedman, Jacqueline Goewey, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jan Hashey, Kim Hastreiter, Sarah Herda, Julie Iovine & Kevin Lippert, Barbara Kramer & Laurie Dolphin, Eunice Lee, Michael & Stephen Maharam, Julianne Moore, Florent Morellet, Adrian Rosenfeld, Ranbir Singh, Claire Steinberger
Items contributed include designs from: Angela Adams, auto/variegated, Jules Balincourt, Lorena Barrezueta, BDDW/Tyler Hays, Ben Bearsch, Stephane Beckman/ Property, Jeffrey Bernett, Alison Blumenfeld/Souers, Constantin & Laurene Boym, Stephen Burks, Sarah Cihat, Eames Demetrios, John Derian, Alison Evans, Emily Hass, Hable Construction, Joseph Holtzman/Nest, Marc Jacobs, Jay Johnson/Tom Cashin, Maira & Tibor Kalman, Vladimir Kagan, Karkula/John Erik, Klein Reid, Chris Lehrecke, Mark McDonald, Maharam, Peter Mann, máXimo, Jason Poesis, Regeneration, Remains Lighting, Tucker Robbins, Von Robinson, Miller/The Future Perfect, movelab/Matt Gagnon, Thomas Paul, Judy Ross, Room Service/Simonette Hakim, Sabrina Schilcher/Salon Moderne, Pamela Sunday, Denyse Schmidt, Ali Tayar, David Weeks, David Wiseman, Jim Zivic
Event Chairmen: Steven Sclaroff, John Erik Karkula
DOWNTOWN FOR DEMOCRACY is a political action committee mobilizing the creative community and transforming its cultural influence into political power: money, visibility, and votes. We strategically “spend” these assets to empower citizens and support viable candidates who will fight for individual liberty, social justice and participatory democracy. (more)
WHAT IS DOWNTOWN?
Downtown isn't a geographical place, it's a state of mind located in the territory that gave us communities like Greenwich Village in the 50’s and Soho in the 70’s. Downtown isn't a single place, it exists all over the country, anywhere the creative impulse lives. Downtown is America’s creative center - a community where culture is the most important product.
Although Downtown is seen by some as the fringe, it is in fact, the center, a place that looks far into the future. Downtown is where ideals and freedoms are first imagined, communicated and fought for. From the labor movement to free speech to civil rights to Stonewall, Downtown has always envisioned and instigated change. That's what we create and what we export. Right now Downtown must come together for another kind of change: Regime change in the U.S.A