NEW YORK, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Metro Chapter of the American Society of interior designers is going to the dogs on July 11th, with its "Summer Social With A Bite," featuring ASID designers from throughout the New York metropolitan area presenting specially designed and constructed one-of-a-kind doghouses competing for best-of-break canine domiciles.
The event, at the New York School of Interior Design, will identify the winning doghouses for auction off this summer to benefit the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, in support of neglected, abandoned and surrendered pets. Interior designer members participating in the competition, as well as their vendors, are donating all of their professional time, materials and services to this cause.
"This is a terrific opportunity for interior designers to showcase, in a fun and engaging way, what they do best, which is to develop great concepts, designs and actual realizations of all kinds of spaces, inside and out," said Pamela J. Durante, ASID, CID, president of ASID New York Metro.
Representatives from the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation will be on hand at the July 11th event, as well as numerous canine representatives eager to try out the winning doghouses first, uh, paw.
Dog House Design Competition
"Summer Social with A Bite"
July 11, 2012, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
NY School of Interior Design
170 E. 70th St., NY, NY 10021
About ASID New York Metro: The New York Metro Chapter of The American Society of Interior Designs (ASID) represents the interior design community throughout New York City, Westchester County and Long Island. www.asidnymetro.org.
About ASID: The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) strives to advance the interior design profession through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach. www.asid.org.
About the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation: Located in Hampton Bays, N.Y., the Foundation provides for the welfare of animals, helping to reduce the number of neglected, abandoned and surrendered pets. www.southamptonanimalshelter.com.
SOURCE New York Metro Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers