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.
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.
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.
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