Thursday, October 19, 2017

From Milan to Vancouver for IDS 2017





From Milan I Saloni to Vancouver Interior Design Show...so proud to have presented Scarlet Splendour contemporary luxury design in a Booth at IDSVancouver.
It was a great experience, actually an exhausting one to prepare but at the end so energizing and successful.



I was so busy for the 4 days of the show and glad I had assistants at the booth and of course also Matteo Cibic, the designer, who flew from Milan as a guest of IDS to be a speaker at the event and who gave us a fascinating insight into the way his creative mind works.




We had fun with visitors and obviously happy to see Jaime Hayon
another key speaker, stopping by our booth for a chat with Matteo and his beautiful wife Michela.




Woman in Paris vanity and Bjiou stool, part of Vanilla Noir line, were so well received that they became a "selfie spot"so I really wish I had the time to take pictures of all the people who sat there.


 

 
On the vanity top there is Princess, a whimsical ceramic with 24 Karat gold finish, part of the other display at the booth "Il Paradiso dei Sogni" created by Cibic also represented by Brillante Interiors... but that will be Part 3 of these posts on IDS.


Can't avoid to show you the other side of the vanity with the mirrors gorgeous pattern on the back. Lollipop anyone?






Then there was the fantastic table Metropolis, the Karesansui rug, the Fruit bowl, all creations of Cibic whose portrait you can see on the magazine over the table, a quite new publication on design and lifestyle from The Netherlands, titled WHOT as in WOnderful THings




 

 
A detail of the vanity with the unexpected luscious red inside the drawers, a touch that can be found also on the bottom of the table and on other furnitures designed for Vanilla Noir collection.



 
 Finally...what are those creatures in the background?
 Discover the mystery on my next post!

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Six Tips for Interior Design Show - IDS Vancouver 2017




 Loading Bay at Vancouver Convention Centre

My followers know how much I love going to IDS, Vancouver Interior Design Show every Fall, browse and report about what struck me most.
You can read my previous articles HERE 

But...this year I was an Exhibitor for the first time so I am going to ramble about my experience on how to set a Booth.
Not having done something similar I did not know what to expect, even though I am used to create interiors, move things around for the best layout, create interest and focal points in a house...well in a 20 x 20 square feet space things are a bit different!
Let's start with the image above, the Loading bay, the secret (to me, until now) place where crates and boxes are entering the trade show space...I did not expect the view of the water, it was beautiful but I blurred it with my exposure so you have to believe me.

I will save you the story of the several months prior, the adventure started in April in Milan at I Saloni, when Jody Phillips and her team came to Rossana Orlandi iconic showroom, met Scarlet Splendour owners and Matteo Cibic, fell in love with the designer creativity and asked him to be a Speaker at the show in September...the rest is history!





Matteo Cibic's ideas for the Booth, rapidly drawn in front of a cappuccino (for me) and a carrot juice (for him) when we met again in Vicenza later on to discuss ideas for the show.

Fast forward...to September



Just arrived at Vancouver Convention Centre for the installation day with my team, wearing my lumber jacket, not aware I had to put on top of it a work vest, definitely not a fashion statement!



The Booth was an island so at the end we decided not to put up any walls, to give visibility from every side to our stunning furnishings and to Cibic's ceramics.
I had a problem deciding about lights, searching everywhere for the perfect ones, but I solved it ordering a central light above and Nancy Bendtsen of Inform Interiors came to my rescue giving me the two beautiful floor lamps Sampei...and the two very comfortable chairs Masters by Kartell.




Our booth was almost ready but it was still installation day with workers putting up the last touches.

Now a few tips if you have never participated in a trade show as exhibitor, learned the hard way:
- Go to trade shows, notice what attracts most people, take notes, take pictures.
- Talk to people you know who had booths in the past, every piece of advice is a treasure.
- Search the web to find suppliers and ideas.
- Ask stores if they could lend you a few pieces to complement the booth.
- Put the most appealing items in a very visible spot to attract the crowd.
- Stay within the budget, even if it is restricted...it is your first show, next time you can go grand!




To be continued...


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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Report from Milan number 2

 

I promised to write more about Milan Design Week, even if a few weeks have already gone by I hope you'll be interested in knowing more...
This time the feature is Rossana Orlandi Gallery,  an iconic lady and an iconic concept store.
For the third year Scarlet Splendour was exhibiting there its different lines.

Their beautifully crafted furnishings are designed in Europe by Italian star Matteo Cibic, Slovenian star Nika Zupanc and the talented duo Colussi-Contessotto.

Here are some highlights of the display 





Nika Zupanc's extravagant wine cabinet, part of the line "88 Secrets" was featured in several important magazines, including Dezeen.   The cabinet could be also custom built with shelves instead of bottles support and becomes more versatile.



Matteo Cibic's "The General" desk is part of  "Vanilla Noir" line and comes in different colors, a work of love with its geometric resin inlay. Cibic was the recipient again this year of the Elle Deco International award and the magazine Newsweek dedicated an article to him this week, you can read it HERE.
Such a personality...and I am so happy to say that he will be a speaker at this year Interior Design Show in Vancouver, and part of his creations will be displayed in Scarlet Splendour's booth.


 Mark your calendar, September 28-October 1, 2017...
it will be very interesting to meet him.



Having fun with Matteo 


 

Corriere della Sera is the most read newspaper in Italy and during the Design Week has always an insert about design written also in English. This year they featured Nika Zupanc romantic creations, particularly the credenza in a beautiful pastel color.




In Milan it was presented in a deep emerald hue...well it is the year of Pantone greenery after all, but green is timeless of course and always a perfect accent for interiors.


 And here I am sitting on the Cibic's rocking "Nanook of the North" 
with Ashish Bajoria, co-owner of Calcutta based Scarlet Splendour.

 Hint: Brillante Interiors is exclusively representing 
Scarlet Splendour in British Columbia.


 
Rossana Orlandy courtyard in full bloom, it was a wonderful week of splendid weather to crown so many exciting events.  Follow Brillante Interiors on Instagram to see more images.


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Monday, April 17, 2017

Report from Milan number 1



 
Fairground

Here I am... still in Milan and still recovering from the amazing whirlwind of the Design Week, an event that sees hundreds of thousands people visiting from all over the world.
When I started going to the so called Salone del Mobile decades ago...it was still in the city and it was quite small but in all these years it has grown so much that it is now at the relatively new Fair site, in the outskirt of Milan.

 Casa degli Atellani

The past twenty years has seen also the birth of the "Fuori Salone" with a growing miriad of events around the city, day and night.   First it was zona Tortona, near the Navigli, then more and more areas of Milan got involved to the point that it is impossible to visit and participate to all events in town.
Perhaps if you have lots of energy, excellent shoes or a car with a driver...you can see half of the installations!
Just browsing in advance the program and editing the invites is a major job!
Having said that...it is a marvelous experience and Milan is at its best, this year particularly the weather was fantastic.

How can I START describing the amazing variety of exhibitions and most important  (for my readers) how can I STOP talking about I Saloni, I will have to discipline myself and choose just a few highlights.

Dutch Design Pavilion



Masterly-the Dutch in Milan was a very interesting installation in one of the most beautiful buildings of Milan, Palazzo Turati, a Neo-Renaissance palace built around 1870 by Count Francesco Turati in the heart of the city, the recently restored Sale Nobili saw a dialogue between selected designers and 17th century Dutch paintings.


 


 A detail of the carved and gilded ceiling


 Details of a mirror


Contemporary lights

 Iren Van Vliet luxurious textiles 


Freuden Thal/Verhagen contemporary art

Dutch designers, artisan producers and design agencies presented themselves in the centre of Milan with the best design and artisan craftsmanship the Netherlands has to offer.

TO BE CONTINUED...and to see more images follow 
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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 Salone del Mobile.Milano 2017 - ADV campaign

It is that time of year again, when hundred of thousands interior designers, architects, or simply people passionate about design gather in Milan from allover the world.
Il Salone del Mobile, also called Design Week, already in its 56th edition, will start April 4th and will continue till April 9th.

I have reported many times about this fantastic week of design and you can search my Blog for different articles on I Saloni, so stay tuned...I will post again my own pictures while there.



And then there is the Fuori Salone, (or Outside Salone) with hundreds of installations and events around the city, so many happenings, day and night, to follow... to the point that even if exhilarated I am already overwhelmed by the calendar.
 Many events will take place in historic buildings with the juxtaposition of classic architecture and contemporary furniture, what not to love?

 Palazzo Litta 


 Palazzo Turati courtyard


 Palazzo Turati inside


The most difficult task at this point is to edit and edit and edit, since every day and every evening there are at least 30 places where I should or I would like to be at the same time.
I don't have that gift...yet, so I need to decide in advance where to go and of course leave some space for spontaneous decisions.
 
This year I am also particularly interested in being there also for the launch of new lines of furniture by Scarlet Splendour who I represent as an ambassador.
The new creations will be launched at the iconic showroom of Rossana Orlandi...

but that is another story and another post!


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