eames photo of entire collection

How cool! Three years ago a group of professionals in the arts and design community in New York City started a not for profit organization called Operation Design with one mission: It’s a necessity – not a luxury – for NYC students to find comfort and inspiration in their daily work and learning spaces.

Well, thanks to the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT Operation Design’s first ambitious fundraising project – a collection of iconic Eames Molded Plywood Chairs as “re-imagined” by 20 prominent graffiti and street artists including Billi Kid and Blanco – will be up for live auction to benefit Operation Design’s programming for 2010, beginning May 11th and ending on June 1st here.

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To drive traffic to the auction, Barneys will display the one-of-a-kind limited edition collection in the windows of Barneys New York. What do you think about the designs?!

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