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Join Haworth and Van Andel Institute for Design & Discovery. Merging the inspiration of modernist furniture design with the elegant shapes and colors of contemporary fashion, Design & Discovery will excite your imagination and showcase the power of the creative spirit.
This exclusive event will take place outdoors at the legendary Haworth headquarters and showroom in Holland, Michigan, and will feature a runway show by Leigh’s out on the lawn, an exclusive display of Ferrari sportscars, hors d’oeuvres, artisan cocktails and complimentary swag bags from Leigh’s. Dinner will be plated and served on the patio, and guests will be treated to AB’s incredible DJ sets during the fashion show and seated dinner. Seating will be assigned for this event.
All proceeds from Design & Discovery will benefit the Institute’s biomedical research and science education initiatives.
As the event will take place entirely outdoors, cocktail attire and comfortable shoes are suggested.
VAI is continuing to monitor applicable health and safety guidelines and will update the event format if necessary. Any changes will be noted here.
Sponsorships and tickets for this event are sold out.
6-6:30 p.m.: Guest arrival, registration, and seating for fashion presentation featuring music by DJ AB
6:30 p.m.: Remarks and fashion presentation
7:30-9 p.m.: Seated dinner and music by DJ AB
9:00 p.m.: Event Ends
Shrimp di Parma (GF)
jumbo shrimp, prosciutto di parma, dried apricots, basil, honey dijon
Antipasti Platter (GF available)
spicy capicola, prosciutto di parma, genoa salami, marinated mushrooms, olives, roasted tomatoes, roasted peppers, marinated ciliegine mozzarella, beemster’s gouda, farm country white cheddar, focaccia bread
Mediterranean Display (V)
roasted chickpeas, charred scallion hummus, marinated feta, mixed international olives, stuffed grape leaves, toasted naan, grilled vegetables, focaccia bread
Baby Farm Greens (GF)(VG) — Italian Salad
baby farm greens, shredded carrots, radish coins, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, lemon vinaigrette
Plated Dinner Service Menu
Includes house spent grain rolls & butter
7oz Grilled Caprese Chicken (GF)
sliced roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, pesto, balsamic reduction
Grilled Asparagus (GF)(V)
Baby Purple, Pink, Yukon Gold with Caramelized Fennel & Onion (GF)(VG)
Tiramisu & Fresh Berries with Manchego Cream
Franco & Alessandra Bianchi
Matthew & Jennifer Haworth
Carol Van Andel
Contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email for more information.