This year's SPARK event took place at The Fisher Pavilion at the Seattle Center. The space was a prime location for the 6th annual event that celebrates the design and architect community with live entertainment, giveaways and collaboration. Many guests arrived by the Monorail, courtesy of free tickets handed out by two of this year's hosts, Elizabeth Haak of Cambria and Gina Harper of Garrett Leather, making their arrival one in Seattle style.
Attendees were greeted with our coveted SPARK swag bags filled with macaroons from Macadons, copies of Gray Magazine's latest issue, custom leather earrings and tumblers from yours truly, plus much more. From there, guest were invited to explore the space, take a photo or two in the Photo Bus and SPARK a connection.
Janus et Cie filled the courtyard with several of their modern and comfortable outdoor collections including their Forest Lounge Chair, which one lucky winner was able to take home during our multiple giveaways announcement. Large granite slabs from Cambria served as gorgeous displays and great backdrops for photo-ops and Bite of Seattle best food truck winner, Phorale served delicious snacks.
This year, we were lucky to have a local artist attend the event and complete a live installation. Jonathan Wakuda Fischer created one of his modern graffiti inspired art works on our Willow Table. Guests were able to see the piece transform from sculptural side table to work of art ON wood!
Inside the venue, we created several vignettes with all our pieces, reinforcing our theme of inspiration through collaboration. Kimball's Pairing Nook collection sat atop JJ Flooring Group carpet tiles with Meyer Wells custom Fuller Tables in one of our new gray-toned finishes. MDC wall panels and acoustic solutions provided separation and sound dampening in a variety of colors and designs. Acylic tables from Lumicor paired with pieces from Legacy Group and tiles from United Tile while Designtex fabrics provided a pop of color. The layout was both fun to plan and well-received by guests.
Our charity focus this year was Girls Giving Back, an organization that works with homeless shelters in the Snohomish, King and Pierce counties to improve the interiors and facilities for the volunteers and residents. We were able to donate funds received from the silent auctions we held during the event as well as a separate donation.
We are so happy to work with these other dedicated and wonderful vendors on SPARK Seattle. Every year brings new ideas and partners and while the planning and commitment is intense at times, we love being a part of this great event celebrating design. We hope you had an enjoyable evening and we look forward to next year's event.