As Seen On Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Island Bi Design contributes to “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
-provides relaxing sanctuary for Hurston family of globe-trekking relief workers-

(For Immediate Release) Cape Coral, FL – February 13, 2010: Island Bi Design, an innovative teak furniture design firm based in Cape Coral, Florida, announced their participation and sponsorship of the latest home design, as seen February 13, 2011 at 8pm EST on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” for the Hurston family in Cocoa, Florida. Island Bi Design created and installed the interior and exterior furniture for the deserving family who tirelessly and selflessly fly to natural disaster locations globally bringing water purifiers, medical supplies and food to those in crisis.

On Friday, January 7, 2011 international relief workers Joe and Cindy Hurston, along with their children — Juliet, 16, Peter, 12 and 4-year old Dieunika, learned that they would be the latest recipients of a home makeover by the celebrated and benevolent-driven TV series, starring Ty Pennington. Irene Read, founder of Island Bi Design, immediately responded to the opportunity to generously donate her company’s premium quality teak furniture for the home’s interior and the exterior spaces, re-enforcing their company’s vision for creating oasis as well as sharing their success with others.

For over 25 years, Joe, a pilot and the tireless founder of Air Mobile Relief Mission and his wife Cindy, a former nurse, have quested to provide clean water to a thirsty world. They have successfully spearheaded efforts to install life-giving water purifiers in disaster-ravaged and often dangerous areas globally. With 2 adopted children from Haiti, the Hurston’s have instilled “be in service to your fellow man” practices in their family.

Also blessed with 2 adopted young boys, Read welcomed the opportunity to partake in the Hurston family’s refurbished house project which was destroyed in 2009 by a broken water pipe in the upstairs bathroom while the family was away on a mission trip. “We were truly inspired by this family who needs their home to be a place to relax and re-charge before their next journey to aid others in need,” states Read. “It’s a perfect fit for Island Bi Design: an adopting family with an active outdoor lifestyle who will benefit greatly by a beautiful and comfortable, low maintenance living solution while they plan another mission to benefit the lives of thousands of people in need.”

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“The teak furniture we selected for the Hurston family is ideal for indoors or outdoors, built for a lifetime of enjoyment, and complete with cushions covered by vibrant and durable designer fabric by Trina Turk,” shares Read enthusiastically. Take a look at the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition house, decorated with Island Bi-Design’s indoor and outdoor furniture. Click on an image to see a larger version.

Island Bi Design is launching a new collection of contemporary high-gloss, marine finish teak furniture, inspired by Release Marine’s “fighting chairs” created specifically for the sport fishing community, at the Miami International Boat Show on February 17 – 21, 2011.

MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER 1901 Convention Center Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139 // Booth # 804
SEA ISLE MARINA & YACHTING CENTER 1635 N. Bayshore Drive Miami, FL 33132 // Booth # 24, 25, 26
STRICTLY SAIL MIAMI AT MIAMARINA AT BAYSIDE 400 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132 // Booth #16-25

About Island Bi Design: Island Bi Design’s teak furniture collection blurs the boundaries between outdoor and indoor furniture while creating a unique lush interior and exterior oasis for your lifestyle. For more information about Island Bi Design, visit

About Extreme Makeover: The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now in its 8th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Vershoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., EST on ABC.

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