FURNITURE
October 12, 2016

Hosting Goes Rogue: A Day at Donosti with Garden Barn

Words by DEVI DE VEYRA Photos by SHANNE LAURON

Garden Barn, one of the leaders in top shelf global houseware brands, partnered with Rogue Magazine to showcase some of the most stylish designer tableware in a pocket event attended by friends and business partners

 

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Ladurée provided a selection of macarons for the event.

 

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Man of the hour, Garden Barn’s head honcho Rich King Teh.

 

Garden Barn has historically operated behind the scenes, supplying houseware to some of the country’s most prominent businesses, among them hotels and corporate centers. With their event “The Art of Hosting,” held last September 17 at Donosti in Bonifacio Global City, Garden Barn signified their intention to bring their company to the forefront. Rich King Te, Garden Barn’s owner, told attendees at the event that their brand was poised to step from the wholesail to the retail limelight.

 

One of Garden Barn’s brands, Seletti, designs artistic home pieces that meld taste and function into unique designs for discerning enterprises and tasteful homes both. Seletti provided most of the tableware for the event, which included handsome silverware, sleek table mats, and quirky accent pieces such as mugs in the shape of half-crushed party cups, minimalist glass cake stands, and miniature cast iron pans.

 

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Vask Gallery’s chef Chele Gonzales with Chef Bruce Ricketts and fashion editor Jae Pickrell.

 

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Chef JP Anglo of Sarsa, Rogue‘s Design Editor Devi De Veyra, and food writer Angelo Comsti.

 

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Chef JP Anglo with Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Berna Romulo Puyat.

 

The pieces served as an excellent complement to Donosti’s five course meal. The meal kicked off with skewered anchovies and veggies, as well as jamon and chorizo canapes. Appetites where further whet with a hearty sopa de ajo, and a tapas trio of potato omelet, poached lapu lapu, and pork belly braised. The VIP list then had a choice between pan fried chicken or chicken pork and chorizo paella as main entree. The meal ended with apple tart and coffee ice cream. Throught, fine wine was served in shapely glasses again provided by the host.

 

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Hybrid Chinaware collection by Diesel for Seletti.

 

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Garden Barn is a distributor of upscale dining and entertaining accessories such as LSA, Seletti, Joseph Joseph, and Schott Swiezel.

 

The star of the event, however, was a centerpiece of the showcased dinnerware. These ranged from classic design with highlights of gold, such as Classic Poise. Natural Slant had a more freeform feel, with the raw shapes and earthen colors of a handmade nature. Terrain was sleek and elegant, and evoked warm indoor evenings with a glass wall looking out into verdant fields. Lastly, the Eurasia collection, which brings fusion from the kitchen to the tableware in an East meets West design philosophy. Brands in the main showcase table were Laduree, Legle, Pordamsa, LSA International, Schoot Zwiesel, Revol, and Bodum.

 

For more information on Garden Barn, email sales@gardenbarn.com.ph, call 833-1080, or visit gardenbarn.com.ph.

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