Furniture design in Auckland moves to a new rhythm
We’re always excited to introduce new models into the market. Each time we do so it’s a culmination of many months hard work of research and development, many (occasionally intense) discussions. That’s why we were particularly delighted with the recent debut of new models to the Auckland market – the occasion an appropriate revelation of drama, rhythm and refinement.
Four of these models, the Taylor, Frankie, Newport and Grace, were making their first international debut. Joining them were three other introductions to the City of Sails - the Maverick, Hudson and Adele.
The location was an inspired one. The high ceilings and open nature of the Akepiro Street trade space was perfect, the converted warehouse creating a suitably modern and inspiring setting. Here, sixty industry guests were educated and entertained over the course of the event.
An appropriate musical number accompanied each unveiling, and two talented dancers set the scene and entertained the crowd. As none of the attendees knew in advance what to expect the appearance of each new model was anything but dull.
“All the models are quite different,” said Hildy Kovacs “and I think, because of the way they were unveiled, focus on this and the individual product was highlighted.” So the Grace had a flapper theme, the Hudson a tango number, the Newport modern rock and the Maverick Handel’s The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.
The event was stunning – thanks in no small part to the eye of choreographer Liz Kirk, the physical abilities of dancers Jason Moore and Julie Van Renen and, behind the scenes, the passion and logistical nous of our very own Samantha Hurd.
“Feedback on the night was excellent,” said Hildy “and we couldn’t be happier with how it all went.” Now the only challenge will be how to top this event with the next one.