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The Altus in Wonderland purse party

Last Thursday, KI, a manufacturer of innovative furniture and movable wall system solutions, threw a night of glitz and glamour for designers, architects, and KI staffmembers.  More than 15 local architecture and design firms indulged in the finest of food, drinks, and company, and participated in a unique purse decorating competition.  The event benefitted the Miami Childrens Hospital Foundation and took place at Neiman Marcus in the Village of Merrick Park.

The festivities featured the full cast of Alice in Wonderland, including Miami Beach Drag Queen, Adora, as the Queen of Hearts.  Guests created purses and the best designs won prizes valued at $500.  All entries were displayed in the Neiman Marcus handbag department during the cocktail party.

"Altus in Wonderland" was a tremendously creative, playful, and fun event for the Miami design community.  It was the perfect opportunity for local designers to mingle and engage in friendly competition--all for a great cause.  --Scott Russell, district manager, KI

The custom handbags were on at itdonated to the Miami Children's Foundation for auction at its October 2 Diamond Ball.  The name of the event was a direct play on KI's new collection, called Altus Task Seating.

Jewel Figueras is the Miami Fashion & Style Examiner.  She also maintains the website  Feel free to email her at  You can also follow her on Twitter at




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