What Goes Around
edited by Sheila Kim -- Interior Design, 9/1/2003 12:00:00 AM
In a bid to educate consumers about the furniture and decorative accessories posted on eBay—1 million of them daily—six designers furnished a New York apartment with items purchased almost entirely from the on-line auctioneer at a total cost of $67,000. Rooms from the inaugural eBay Showhouse are now up on the company's Web site, their contents to be auctioned again. This time, sales will benefit the Alpha Workshops, a studio that employs designers and artists living with HIV.
The African masks that temporarily lined a corridor by Glenn Gissler are once more available, as are the 1960's sofas from Jamie Drake's pretty-in-pink living room, the Japanese parasols from Marian McEvoy's flower-power dining room, the camouflage-netting curtains from Laura Bohn's jungle-chic kids' bedroom, and a George Nelson daybed from Tiffany Dubin's spirited lounge. Want the colorful striped "wallpaper" that added zing to Christopher Coleman's master bedroom? You'll have to buy 15 rolls of colored tape and reapply them by hand yourself. October 23-30; ebay.com/showhouse.