Honolulu Design Center

Form + Function

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Since we opened up shop, our mission has been to serve up design-inspired rental pieces and decor. This includes being the first and only agency in Hawaii to offer the flagship Louis Ghost Chair and signature Dome Chair. 

We're excited to announce an exclusive partnership with the Honolulu Design Center to offer the Giuseppina Chair created by Italian design house, Bonaldo for rental to the Hawaii-market. Reinterpreted through contemporary construction and materials, the Giuseppina offers a classic shape with formal details. Crafted from opaque polyamide using injection molding, the Giuseppina is perfect for indoor or outdoor use.

Offered in white and red, this Italian beauty fuses tradition with modern practicality, and is perfect to use in a variety of settings--from dinner parties, to runway shows, to lounges and weddings. With an inventory of 180 Giuseppina chairs in white, we're proud to provide another option for designer seating.

Photo by VIVIDfotos

Photo by VIVIDfotos

Photo by VIVIDfotos

Photo by VIVIDfotos

Photo by VIVIDfotos

Photo by VIVIDfotos

Learn more about the Giuseppina and check out our full collection of design-inspired seating and decor on our Product Page.

DESIGN HOUSE

Design-House

What started off as a mere idea over a year ago turned into reality last month when we had the privilege to partner with a few of Hawaii's talented artisans and creatives to build a one-of-a-kind experience. 

The Concept

Design House was a three-day exhibition to celebrate and showcase the bridging principles of how various design disciplines can inspire one another. As Event Designers, a critical component of designing events and crafting experiences for our clients involves exploring aspects of what makes each individual client and event unique. This involves drawing inspiration from a variety of areas-- from where they like to shop, travel, eat and what they do in their spare time. This process revealed striking similarities across several design disciplines and the idea of building a physical and figurative Design House to celebrate these commonalities was born. 

Design House was meant to be an experience not only to celebrate and showcase how various design disciplines can inspire one another, but to initiate conversations and inspire others through design. 

The Experience

A 2-D house was built within the Cupola Theater at the Honolulu Design Center and featured custom fabric walls conceptualized by CURATE and brought to life by an amazing team, including engineer Jordan Cabras and production by Jet Graphics (a HONBLUE company). Each room in the house featured key fashion pieces from the fashion designers of The Cut Collective alongside furniture from INspiration Interiors

Over the period of three days, visitors were invited to experience the exhibition through self-guided tours. A total of six rooms were created and contained curated stories highlighting the fashion garments and the furniture pieces--including a den, living room, kitchen, dining room, bedroom, and outdoor patio.

Want to re-live the Design House process? Here's a pretty cool video of the experience.

The Events

Several events were also crafted throughout the exhibition including a live fashion show, reception for media and industry guests, and a special menu offered by Stage Restaurant at The Honolulu Design Center which featured a signature cocktail pairing. A designers "Open House" was also held inside the Design House to allow guests to learn more about the exhibition and ask questions. Lastly, a pop-up shop was created by The Cut Collective where patrons could purchase wares from their current collections. 

The Team

A special shout-out to all the amazing crew who helped bring Design House to life:

Design-House-Team

A HUGE mahalo to those involved in bringing Design House to life and to those who were able to visit the exhibition.

Honolulu Design Center

Form + Function

Form + Function

Learn about our exclusive partnership with the Honolulu Design Center to offer the Guiseppina Chair.

DESIGN HOUSE

DESIGN HOUSE

Discover how four disciplines of design come together under one roof.

The Art of Flight

The Art of Flight

Fasten your seat belts and discover how we designed this flight-inspired event for our client's 30th birthday celebration.

Cirque du Kartell

Cirque du Kartell

See how the Honolulu Design Center welcomed Italian design powerhouse, Kartell.

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