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PHOTOS | tF @ What's New What's Next 2016 Event

On Thursday, September 22nd transFORM and their Media Sponsor, Aspire NY Metro, participated in the New York Design Center’s 8th Annual “What’s New, What’s Next” event at 200 Lexington Ave. Take a look at our event pictures - 

EVENT | What's New, What's Next @ The NYDC 2016

Join transFORM and their Media Sponsor Aspire Metro Magazine, at the New York Design Center’s highly anticipated event, What’s New, What’s Next on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 2pm-9pm. transFORM will be displaying their new multifunctional Men's Apartment, which includes a horizontal wall bed, custom wardrobe & dual-purpose desk.

PHOTOS | tF's 7th Heaven Party at the NYDC

On Thursday, February 4th, transFORM, IDS NY, and the New York Design Center’s seventh floor showrooms teamed up to present the Second Annual 7th Heaven Design Party. Our neighboring showrooms also offered crafted cocktails and entertainment as well as impressive designs and furniture displays.

2014 Colombian Diaspora Architechtural Awards at transFORM

transFORM was proud to host the Society of Colombian Architects in New York's 2014 Colombian Disaspora Awards Reception at our Manhattan Showroom on November 20th. This event brought together talented architects from Colombian backgrounds working in the Tri-State area and throughout the world to celebrate their achievements and beautiful work in 2014. We truly enjoyed meeting so many enthusiastic and skilled architects creating unique structures all over the globe. The mission of the Society of Colombian Architects (SCANY) is to stimulate the development of social, collective, and communal activities related to architecture and become a link for national and international professional interaction.

transFORM Edge Banding Shipping Boxes are Upcycled by NRHS Art Students

Thanks to Felix Figueroa & the transFORM Shop for saving and collecting the edge banding boxes for Alexi Brock’s NRHS PAVE art sudents. With budget cuts, traditional canvanses are no longer available, so Alexi had the idea to repurpose these boxes to provide a painting surface for the students to work with. The creativity of these young men and women is expressed on the octagonal boxes and has transformed them into beautiful pieces of art.

transFORM at the 2014 Women In Business Awards

transFORM is thrilled to have had the opportunity to team up with Westchester Magazine to be the presenting sponsor of their 2014 Women in Business Awards Luncheon. This event brought together some of Westchester’s most accomplished businesswomen to honor and celebrate their success and hard work. Throughout the day we met many wonderful people from our community. Their success stories and efforts to make a difference in Westchester County made us happy to be a part of this great event.

High Gloss Blue Laundry Room

Style and function find their perfect blend in this practical laundry room design. Featuring a blue metallic high gloss finish with white glass inserts, the cabinetry is accented by modern, polished chrome hardware. Everything a laundry room needs has its place in this space saving design.

transFORM Brings Art to Manhattan

transFORM Gallery has partnered with Elisa Contemporary Art to exhibit the artwork of Carol Bennett and Ken Peloke at our Manhattan showroom, Suite 708 in the New York Design Center at 200 Lexington Avenue. The exhibit features the Swimmers of Hawaiian painter, Carol Bennett and the mixed media Equestrian artwork of Arizona artist, Ken Peloke. transFORM’s innovative showrooms combine the art gallery experience with our custom built-in furniture.

transFORM Affordable Art Fair - Summer 2013

transFORM Gallery gladly announces our first Summer Affordable Art Fair. The opening reception will be held on Thursday July 18th, 2013 from 6 - 9pm at transFORM Gallery. Artists Keith Green, David Humphrey, Gina Kingsley, Kellyann Monaghan, Maryana Oliynyk and David Stahl will be offering their paintings, photography, and sculpture between $50 and $1000. Most artwork is priced around $500, making this a great opportunity to find showpieces for your home.

Still Here: A Thought Provoking Book Reading

transFORM Gallery was happy to host a book reading and discussion, Still Here Thinking of You: A Second Chance with Our Mothers, with authors Susan Hodara, Lori Toppel, Vicki Addesso and Joan Potter on June 20th. It was compelling and moving to hear the authors read from their stories in the book. The conversation that followed was also interesting and enriching. It touched on our common feelings and experiences as well as unique situations and perspectives in our relationships with our mothers.

In conjunction with the book reading, “Moments of Being”, a photographic slideshow of mothers and daughters, was displayed at the gallery. The photos and smiles triggered our own happy recollections and warm feelings for our mothers as well. We invite you to see Moments of Being for yourself and submit your own photos of you and your mother to the collection.

Take a look at all the good fun and great people from the event, and scroll down to read more about the book and the authors.

About Still Here Thinking of You

Reflecting on their formative years and beyond, authors Vicki Addesso, Susan Hodara, Joan Potter, and Lori Toppel grapple with the circumstances that shaped their mothers’ lives, thus deepening their understanding of their relationships with their mothers and the love they shared. The book ultimately inspires women to reexamine the relationships they have or had with their mothers – and those they have with their daughters – and view them in a different and more accepting light.

About the Authors

Vicki Addesso began writing memoir in 1998 and is working on a collection of short stories. Her work has been published by Damselfly Press.

Susan Hodara is a journalist, memoirist, and teacher. Her short memoirs have appeared in a variety of literary journals and anthologies; one was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her articles are published in the New York Times, Communication Arts, and other publications. She has taught memoir writing since 2003.

Joan Potter is a writer and teacher whose work has been published in magazines, newspapers, literary journals, and anthologies. Her most recent book is African American Firsts: Famous, Little-Known and Unsung Triumphs of Blacks in America (Kensington, 2009).

Lori Toppel’s novel, Three Children (Summit Books, 1992), was nominated for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Her stories and essays have appeared in such journals as Antioch Review and Del Sol Review.

The authors all live and work in Westchester County, NY.

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