KBFA x RH

Art Basel Party & Seated Dinner

The Edition, Miami

What We Did:
Kevin Barry Fine Art & RH Contract (Restoration Hardware) asked us to throw a KILLER party during Art Basel… Well, who are we to say no?! Kevin Barry invited their favorite designers, creative directors and an all-round sophisticated, stylish arty-party-ty[es. During Art Basel, Miami gets turned into a colorful, creative and crazy collection of pop-ups and parties. We had to make ours stand out… and ensure guests would not only show up but stay for the soiree! We looked high and low for the perfect party setting and landed on the effortlessly cool, chic and stylish hotel, The Edition. With sweeping ocean views and a private patio, it screamed elegance and cool. There were cocktails. There were appetizers. There was a seated dinner for 90. And of course, there were drinks and dancing. We decked the space with the unbelievably chic stylings of RH furniture. This furniture is exquisite and of the highest quality which means it is heavy to move (HA)! This logistical feat was one we got on top of early. You can't skip a beat.

Why It Rocked:
We worked obsessively to bring our ‘Night In Havana’ theme to life in aaalllll the ways, starting with a dramatic entrance. Guests walked down a long hall which then opened up to a Cuban extravaganza; with palms projected all over the entire 100 foot building, tables decked with Cuban drum, tropical fruit including mini--pineapples (literally the cutest things you've ever seen), a wall of Fedora hats, festoon lighting and lush plants from floor to ceiling… Then through the window appeared a giant Havana sign glowing in the grass. Our Deejay kept the Cuban grooves pumping all night, accompanied by a roving live drummer. We got down with the details, and even had custom branded coconuts cracked open for guests and branded colorful maracas for guests to shake on the dance floor and take home. And for the Instagram crowd, we had a photo booth with playful props including palms, coconuts and maracas. It was the killer party Kevin Barry & Restoration Hardware hoped for. So killer, in fact, that we kept extending our contract to keep the party going!

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