M2L Furniture - M2L Lends a Seat to Artists for Humanity

Donates Limited Edition Orange Slice Chair to Benefit Boston’s Artistic Youth

(New York, NY – November 2011) M2L and Artists for Humanity have more in common than their ties to Beantown. For the past 20 years, each has been dedicated to creating new opportunities for the unknown and underserved. While M2L discovers Europe’s most talented designers and furniture makers and introduces them to the American market, Artists for Humanity provides mentoring and employment for the city’s underprivileged creative youth. In celebration of Artists for Humanity’s 20th anniversary, M2L is pleased to donate a limited edition Orange Slice chair by Artifort for the organization’s “Have a Seat” gala on November 11.

In 1960, famed French designer Pierre Paulin and Dutch furniture maker Artifort wrote design history with the launch of the Orange Slice (F437). Playful, light-hearted and, now, iconic, the chair has been a permanent feature of the Artifort collection for the past 50 years. To celebrate its success, Artifort created a special anniversary edition in two different fabrics and a chic pearl chrome frame. The fabrics (Anime and Woton) were handpicked from the collection of the renowned Swedish fabric manufacturer, Väveriet, and feature a black base with bold white graphic patterns.

Although the short production run of the special edition Orange Slice ended last April, M2L is donating this unique piece to Artists for Humanity for its 20th anniversary gala, benefit and auction. The chair will be included in an online auction leading up to the event on November 11, 2011. All proceeds raised from the 20th Anniversary Gala will establish the AFH Fund for the Future, enabling the company to empower more underserved youth.