Trig Modern Announces…

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Architects and designers create cool, modern cat houses for an auction to benefit SAFE Haven For Cats.

Trig Modern design center and showroom in Raleigh announces “The Cat’s Meow,” an auction of modern, professionally designed houses for cats to benefit SAFE Haven for Cats, a non-profit, no-kill shelter in Raleigh dedicated to finding homes for homeless cats and kittens.

The auction will be held Wednesday, May 10th, from 6-8 p.m., during a Cocktail Party in Trig Modern’s showroom in Dock 1053, 1053 East Whitaker Mill Road. Raleigh. The Auction and Party are free and open to the public. Professional auctioneer Ben Ferrell is donating his services.

Ann Marie Baum, Trig Modern’s lead interior designer and a SAFE Haven volunteer, has issued Invitations to architects and designers throughout the Triangle area to create “cool, modern cat houses that people who love cats will be delighted to have in their homes. So we’re encouraging participating designers to think of their contributions as furniture or accessories that will contribute to, rather than detract from, someone’s décor.”

Modern design and quality construction are also imperative, she stressed, “so that the houses will fetch substantial prices. This is a fundraiser after all!”

Baum and Trig Modern’s owner, Bob Drake, were inspired to organize and present “The Cat’s Meow” after seeing the results of a similar event that architects in Los Angeles. “How cool can a cat house be? Just take a look at these,” she said, referencing Los Angeles Architects For Animals fundraiser for a local nonprofit.

“We are so excited about ‘The Cat’s Meow’ auction to help formerly stray cats find their home-sweet-home’ literally,” said Pam Miller, founder and president of SAFE Haven for Cats. “This is a creative, fun, and practical way to help abandoned cats and kittens find the first real home they have ever known. We’re so grateful to Trig Modern for hosting this event.”

Completed cat houses will be delivered to Trig Modern May 4-6 and remain on display in the showroom until the night of the Cocktail Party and Auction. Those interested in bidding may stop in the showroom anytime during business hours (Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to take a close look at the little houses prior to the auction.

Anyone interested in participating in “The Cat’s Meow” – by designing a cathouse, providing in-kind donations, etc. – should contact Ann Marie Baum as soon as possible either by phone at Trig Modern, 919.516.8744 or by emailing her: annmariebaum7@gmail.com.

For more information on Trig Modern, visit www.trigmodern.com.

About Trig Modern:

Founded in December 2012, Trig Modern is owned and operated by furniture and lighting designer Bob Drake. Through its combination of modern and mid-century-inspired furniture, lighting, wall and floor coverings, and accessories, as well as Modern kitchen and bath remodeling services, Trig Modern’s mission is to present a realistic portrait of sensible living and offer an antidote to excess, formality, and convention. For more information visit www.trigmodern.com, call 919.516.8744 and find Trig Modern on Facebook. The showroom is located at 1053 East Whitaker Mill Road, Suite 109, Raleigh, NC 27604.

About SAFE Haven for Cats:

SAFE Haven’s mission is to ensure the well-being of every cat through adoption, affordable spay/neuter services, community outreach and adherence to no-kill principles. The shelter receives no government funds and relies solely on private donations for 84p percent of its budget. Visit safehavenforcats.org for more information.

 

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Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture Opens Auction To Benefit Cancer Research

 

Fine furnishings from the “My Carolina Today” set are available to the highest bidder.

 

November 8, 2010 (CARY, NC) – The contemporary furniture that has graced the set of NBC 17’s morning show “My Carolina Today” for the past three months is about to be sold to the highest bidder. Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture in Cary is holding an auction of the furniture the store provided for the TV show’s set. Proceeds will benefit Multiple Myeloma Cancer Research at Duke Medicine.

 

The auction is part of “Nowell’s Fund To Fight Multiple Myeloma” and is taking place on the store’s website at www.nowellsfurniture.com/auction.aspx. Contemporary pieces from the “My Carolina Today” set include:

 

Two Sirio Side Chairs

The Copeland Sarah Sideboard

Two Lazar Dylan Chairs

The Elite Contessa Barstool

The Elite Link Barstool

The Calligaris Retro Cocktail Table

The Surya 6×9 Area Rug

 

Bidders can click on images of the pieces for more information then place their bids on the site. The auction will continue through December 31st. “Buy It Now” prices are also listed for each item.

 

The contemporary furniture store’s owner, Jerry Nowell, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in May. Since then he has teamed with the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center to help raise funds for cancer research at Duke Medicine.

 

Multiple Myeloma is an incurable cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow. It is diagnosed in approximately 20,000 new patients every year in the US, and the illness claims the lives of nearly half that number annually.

 

“One hundred percent of the sales of the ‘My Carolina Today’ furnishings will benefit multiple myeloma research at Duke Medicine,” he stressed when he first announced the auction on a segment of the show that aired Monday morning, November 1. An in-store fundraiser will also be announced later this month. 

 

To participate in the bidding on the “My Carolina Today” set pieces, go to http://nowellsfurniture.com/auction.aspx. For more information on the Nowell’s Fund To Fight Multiple Myeloma, visit http://nowellsfurniture.com/multiplemyeloma.aspx

 

About Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture:

 

Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture is located at 900 E. Chatham St., Cary, NC 27511. Operated by Jerry Nowell, the store is in its third generation of local ownership with a commitment to contemporary and modern furniture supported by a talented in-store design team and professional delivery crew. “Defining Style Since 1905.”