Christopher Guy, BritWeek, Design Award
Christopher Guy, world-renowned luxury furnishings brand and "Creators of the World's Most Fabulous Furnishings," will celebrate the opening of a new flagship furniture showroom 6:30-9 p.m. on May 5, 2012, in the heart of West Hollywood. Located at 8900 Beverly Blvd, this flagship destination will house a complete state-of-the-art experience in an extraordinary showroom presentation, aimed at capturing the essence of Los Angeles' famed lifestyle.
In conjunction with the grand opening of the new Christopher Guy showroom and BritWeek 2012, Christopher Guy will announce and celebrate the winner and runner-up of The Second Annual Christopher Guy-BritWeek Design Award. The design competition required students to design a furnishing or decorative accent piece based on the remarkable creations of Philip Treacy, the celebrated haute couture hat designer. Students from more than 10 California design schools have submitted their designs, which will be judged and presented on the night of May 5. The panel of judges will include Philip Treacy, renowned haute couture hat designer; Christopher Guy Harrison, CEO, head designer and founder of Christopher Guy; Martyn Lawrence Bullard, celebrity interior designer and named one of the top 100 Interior Designers in the World by Architectural Digest magazine and Birgit C. Muller, three time Emmy awarding winning costume designer. Architectural Digest Magazine and Jaguar will sponsor the grand opening celebration.
"It's fabulous to be opening this very special showroom in Los Angeles, especially coinciding with BritWeek," said Christopher. "This year we shall be honoring Philip Treacy for his services to the British design industry, as well as presenting California design school students who entered our competition with trips to visit a prestigious design show in Europe and my Singapore design offices," he added.
Christopher Guy Harrison, the creator and head of the Christopher Guy brand, was born in Britain, raised in Spain and France, and currently resides between Singapore, London, Los Angeles and NY. This international background allows him to draw on inspiration from everything he admires around him, as well as contributing to his ability of incorporating elegance into his designs.
Christopher's eye for detail, passion for design and ability to capture and reflect a distinctively classic yet contemporary mood has ensured the Christopher Guy name is at the forefront of luxury furnishings design around the world. Christopher Guy continues to grow via stand-alone stores in West Hollywood, Chicago, Verona, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore to name a few, and has established growth strategies on every continent.
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