We’ve made plans, we’ve designed catalogs, and we’ve ordered beautiful products to showcase on our booth this year. I was so excited about this. Yet HD Expo 2020 was another important event this year that was canceled, or at least important for the design community and for vendors like us.
First, this year would have been the first one in collaboration with one of my favorite manufacturers, Varaschin. I was excited because I really wanted all of you to see how amazing their products are ( if you didn’t know already ). I also love meeting the clients we work with all year long. HD Expo is like a reunion, right? I love it! All the parties, the conferences, the Social Hub with great conversations about design ( Kelly Sirna with Andrew Alford last year with F**k Beige, guys? Blew my mind! ), the people, the heat, VEGAS! I mean…I’m so disappointed it’s not happening this year. Who can relate?
So, we designed this beautiful booth with awe-inspiring products that we are not able to showcase now. Or can we? I had an idea. We live in a virtual world. We moved physical meetings to Zoom and turned conferences into webinars ( HD Conferences are still happening, I registered to more events I could physically go to, so Yay! ) -- so why not move our booth into the virtual space too?
It’s slightly less special these days when model rooms are not built in the physical space anymore but created in 3D. But clients can still walk around with VR glasses to somewhat sense the design and approve products. With that same concept our little side project was born and now I’m sharing it with you.
I very much wish we could do this in person in Vegas, so you could sit in the chairs and touch the fabrics. We could sit down with a coffee at the System Star Table and talk about the projects you’re working on. You could give your feet some rest in the Summerset Lounge Chair or send some emails sitting in the Emma Bergere. I hope we’ll have the chance to do all these things in 2021.
And now, here are some photos of our little booth. BTW, all of these products have arrived and are sitting in our warehouse waiting for someone to fall in love with them: