ROVE: EXPLORING THE BEST OF LOCAL DESIGN
Presented by Western Living Magazine, Occupy Design & 18KARAT
|Two of our guests of honor, Brent and Robin, founders of Gamla Studio, enjoy a chat with Anicka Quin, Editor-in-Chief of Western Living Magazine. This particular zone at the back of the store was constantly buzzing and crowded. We also spot 18Karat's Design Director, Zoe Garred in the background.
|The vibrant collection of ceramics by Dahlhaus Art caught our eye and made us smile. Created by Heather Braun-Dahl, these pieces feature geometric motifs in a variety of sweet colours. Great gifts for all occasions!
|With timeless designs that are modern yet flexible enough to work in both contemporary and traditional spaces, it's no wonder that Gamla Studio consistently drew a cluster of guests. Check out their S2 Dining Chair to see for yourself. Also on display were some high quality furnishings for the dog in your home, the For Gimli Traveller Den and For Gimli Dog Feeder.
|We also featured the impressive work of industrial designer Alex Henderson, whose Henderson Dry Goods offerings include detailed and elegant wooden jewellery among home decor pieces such as clocks, mobiles and dioramas. Guests couldn't just take a quick glance. The intricate designs drew them in for closer inspection. There were plenty of pieces to covet. A truly inspiring line of design work.
|Allison and Jennifer of Occupy Design smile for the camera. They, along with all of our guests, enjoyed tasty glasses of craft beer by Postmark Brewing. Simply refreshing. Thanks, guys!
|Hailey Gerrits Designs' display showcased her new fall collection. No doubt a glamourous and exciting sight for guests walking towards this party zone. Just look at it....need we say more?
|Some of the most talked-about design pieces of the night was Hinterland's Scatter/Gather pendant light (right), which hung in one of the store's front window, and the NurseLog (left corner), which mimics rain forest stumps that grow moss and ferns at their tops. It was a sad event to see them taken away to go to the IDS west show (*sniff*). Also in this scene (left image) are Katja Zubkova's beautiful paintings. They are available for sale in the store. Visit and see them in person!
|And what's a party without some snappy bites provided by Bestie? Their appetizers paired perfectly with our beers. Simply delicious. Visit them for lunch, dinner or a late night snack in Vancouver's Chinatown at 105 East Pender. (Bottom-right) We also celebrated Western Living Magazine's Designers of the Year issue. It's packed with stories and inspiration. Get your copy in store.
|The party was hopping right until the end. Once again, we'd like to thank all of our sponsors for being part of the night and to all of our guests for attending. What a fabulous crowd! We know that many of our creative friends have been working tirelessly for the past little while to get things done in time for the big show and we hope this was a great lead in to your IDS west weekend. As always, it was lots of fun. 'Til next time!
|Special thanks to all of our sponsors and participants!