This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Interior Designers of Idaho gala, tradeshow and lecture series Chair Affair. For two days, design enthusiasts, architects and students gather to talk shop.
Friday, April 20, is an all-day trade show at Boise State. Admission is free, but $25 gets you lunch and presentations by two industry heavy hitters.
This year also brings back the Re:Use Cup Challenge, which asks intrepid designers to fashion miniature furniture out of a coffee cup.
On Saturday, April 21, a semi-formal gala will serve as the coup de grace where the design community and design-curious can to peruse the yearly furniture design competition entries. Past entries have included an old vacuum cleaner transformed into a decadent table, and this year's competition features what's being called a martini chair.