Jun. 20, 2024
6:00 pm  -  11:00 pm ET

Design & Discovery 2024

Haworth and Van Andel Institute invite you to a unique evening, one merging contemporary furniture design with the classical shapes of modern fashion. Held on June 20 at the legendary Haworth headquarters and showroom in Holland, Michigan, Design & Discovery will unlock your imagination and ignite your passion — all in the name of research.

The runway will feature a special fashion presentation by the luxury specialists at Leigh’s, including a stunning look at the 2024 Spring/Summer collection, along with a one-of-a-kind fashion show from world-renowned luxury Italian brand, Max Mara. Guests will be treated to a seated dinner, music by AB, hors d’oeuvres, artisan cocktails, complimentary swag bags and a Max Mara VIP shopping experience. All guests will receive a Max Mara gift card and 10% of all sales from the evening will benefit VAI.

All proceeds from Design & Discovery will benefit VAI’s biomedical research and science education initiatives.

The event will partially take place outdoors. Cocktail attire and comfortable shoes are suggested.

  • 6:00 pm Guest arrival and event begins
    Strolling cocktail hour
    Max Mara shopping experience
  • 6:45 pm Guests take their seats for fashion presentation and remarks
  • 7:00 pm Fashion presentation and remarks
  • 8:00 pm Dinner on the patio
  • 9:00 pm Afterglow and music with AB
    Max Mara shopping experience
  • 11:00 pm Event Ends

Event Committee:

Franco and Alessandra Bianchi
Dominique and Julie DeNooyer
Jeff and Ann Harten
Matthew and Jennifer Haworth
Paul and Anne Nemschoff
David and Carol Van Andel
Kurt Vander Schuur
Scott and Rebecca Wierda

Event Details

Venue: Haworth 1 Haworth Center Holland

Contact Info:

Email: Sarah Rollman

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

Vertex Sponsor

Volume Sponsor

Radial Sponsors

  • Franco & Alessandra Bianchi

Proximity Sponsors

  • Mike and Amy Devanney

  • Bob and Colette DeNooyer

    Dominique and Julie DeNooyer

  • Dan and Kristin Hinkle

  • Patrick and Jasmine Irish

  • Al and Linda Lanning

  • Vicky Weller