It's always exciting to be asked to participate in events like Lenox Hill's storied Spring Gala. Not only is it for a good cause, it's also a test, as you are you expected to create a table that has to stand up against some past wonders; not only that, it has to work based on theme and above all be functional.
Our first table for the event took as it's inspiration from a trip to Venice where we encountered hidden garden gems thru open windows. Part Venetian carnival, part dreamscape the entire table revolves around 'Cutelopetrix Nest' a sculpture by Sasha Meret. A visit to his studio transports you to another realm, equal parts Jules Verne and impossibly beautiful and magical concoctions that sparkle all around.
We added a few clear Venetian glass vases and candlesticks and had a ball gown worthy tablecloth made from embroidered organza and cut silk flowers over a silver beaded base, we added a few simple flowers, anemones, Jack in the Pulpit and Hellbore. Low black candles in glass urns and silvered cups added a warm glow to the mostly silver scheme.
The table guests with their masks
Placement....on the plate or to the side.......
AT Sasha Meret's studio with David of CATMNY and Louis who made this all possible with an intro.
One last look and now it's all gone in this iteration except for these pictures and memories.