Holiday House, the designer table top showhouse, was founded four years ago by Iris Dankner to raise breast cancer awareness in the design industry. Iris is a fifteen year breast cancer survivor, and has made it her mission to raise funds for breast cancer research and women who need help fighting this disease.
In 2008, combining her two passions, namely her love of design and her efforts to help women in need, Iris created Holiday House, the first designer showhouse held in New York City to benefit a breast cancer organization, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation founded by the late Evelyn Lauder. Recruiting top interior designers in the New York City area, the showhouse was held in a historic mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and was a resounding success, with all proceeds donated to help the quest to end breast cancer. This year The Lee W. Robinson Company is honored to be a part of this exciting event and great cause.
Since its inception, Holiday House has featured top designers in the field who are extremely talented and have a passion for the cause. Holiday House is about the celebration of life, with each designer selecting a holiday or a special moment in life as an inspiration for their design. Lee’s gallery room is called the Chinoiserie Party Pavillion focussing on the Chinese New Year. The Holiday House is held at The Academy Mansion, a four story, 26,000 sq ft, spectacular mansion built in 1920. located on east 63rd st. between 5th & madison ave.