Last week my team had an incredible opportunity to showcase our work at the National Association for Catering and Event Professionals Gala in San Francisco. The event was a huge success and it took a great team effort to plan, promote and execute every detail of the event, but as for all the designers, the most exciting part of the event was the showcase of my work. I had a clear imagination of my design concept and seeing it slowly come to life in matter of hours was a humbling experience.
As a designer, you always have a vision of what the overall event or design concept will look like and you continuously feed off the inspiration source that enables you to create something unique and personable, something that has a meaning and depth, and lastly, something that has never been done before. I do appreciate out of the box thinkers and innovators, as challenging yourself and taking risks in your design by creating something that has not been seen and done before you is part of growth as a designer. I like to consider myself as a contributor to the industry by deriving my design items and concepts from simplistic everyday things that surround us- architecture and nature. Challenge myself and pushing my limits is just what I did last week with my work, in which Fall nature was my inspiration. If you ask me to summarize my concept, I would say there is nothing more romantic than having a candlelit dinner in the woods while surrounded by organic items- wood, flowers, trees, and leaves.
Hope you enjoy my whimsical and romantic “Dinner in the Woods”.