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Celebrating 60 years with Lilly Pulitzer

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We loved being a part of this amazing new Lilly Pulitzer experiential store which opened earlier this month on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach.

This unique store celebrates all things Lilly and features a full-time in-house artist creating prints while people shop.

Every corner of the store is covered in signature Lilly, including sofas, curtains, picture frames and the fitting rooms.

We crafted and installed a faux floral arrangement for the ceiling above the fitting rooms. The tropical lush display adds an unexpected layer to the space.

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Bright pink curtains offset by a pool blue print add privacy and softness to the fitting rooms. Brass hardware adds a touch of nostalgia and sophistication. Curtains sewn and installed by Circle Visual.

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Pretty in Pink! CV x pop-up Global Shop 18

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We were so excited to bring our little CV x pop-up shop to Global Shop 18 in Chicago at McCormick Place.   

It was cold and windy outside ... but warm and pink inside.  

Our super creative team designed and manufactured all the elements in our space from jewelry displays to gold trimmed tables, storage risers, and etageres.  Ottomans made in hues of millennial pink set the stage for an insta-worthy photo op for many global shop attendees.    

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Mini fabric trees, crafted from suede, linen, and leather, adorned the space along with screen and digital printed fabrics of our own design. 

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Pillows, hanger covers, and dress form slipcovers highlighted our sewing capabilities along with custom yoga bags and iridescent totes.

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Our freestanding pop-up fitting room was a huge hit and the perfect solution for your next pop-up shop or PR event.  Completely customizable to meet your brand from fabric, to flooring, to mirrors, hooks, and ottomans.  This 4' design can be easily assembled and disassembled for use at multiple locations.  Also available in a 5' design if your pop-up space allows.

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For more information about our pop-up fitting room or any of our custom elements please reach out to us at design@circlevisual.com or via the Contact page.  We look forward to hearing from you and partnering on your next creative project.

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Rag & Bone Miami Design District

 Check out this inspiring space which opened recently in the Miami Design District.  Love the collaboration with emerging artists and the rotating art exhibits.  Custom bench cushions, pillows, and fitting room curtains by CV.  

Check out this inspiring space which opened recently in the Miami Design District.  Love the collaboration with emerging artists and the rotating art exhibits.  Custom bench cushions, pillows, and fitting room curtains by CV.  

An Inside Look at rag & bone's Concept Space in Miami

Featuring artwork by 1010, 2Alas, Alexis Diaz, and Boy Kong.

Presented by rag & bone /Dec 12, 2017/Design (Repost:  https://hypebeast.com/2017/12/rag-bone-design-store-miami)

Art Basel 2017 is in full effect in Miami Beach, Florida and with it is a new rag & bone retail concept space. With an emphasis on a garage, raw interior concept, and support of emerging artists and creativity, the 3,995-square-foot space offers the full range of rag & bone’s ready-to-wear collections. Suspended racks and wood fixtures on the first floor showcase the men’s and women’s, accessories and fragrances as well as a vending machine dispensing classic candy, original stickers and temporary tattoos.

A custom 3D art installation by artist Boy Kong is displayed along the stairway to the second floor, which leads to a private client lounge space with furniture crafted by the brand’s in-house Custom Fabrication Shop. Original artwork by artist Alexis Diaz covers the hallway adjacent to the custom fitting rooms with specially designed murals by artist 2Alas. To further bring the store to life, video content will be dual projected against the floor’s main wall.

“Miami’s Design District is an exciting new home for rag & bone. The cultural and creative energy of the neighborhood inspired a different approach to the store design and customer experience,” said Marcus Wainwright, rag & bone CEO, founder, and creative director.

For the store opening, artist 1010 contributed his signature take on dimension and illusion with an expansive mural. In partnership with Wynwood Walls, the exterior walls will change bi-annually with the work of a new artist. The brand has commissioned an ongoing series of art installations on the main exterior walls of the second floor.

rag & bone Miami Design District
89 NE 41st Street
Miami, FL 33137
United States

 

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Free-Standing Fitting Room is Pop-Up Store Solution for DVF

Our friends at DVF challenged us to come up with a free-standing fitting room for their San Fransisco pop-up at the historic Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture along the northern waterfront of the San Francisco Bay. 

Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Fort Mason Center operates within a Historic Landmark District and is a pioneer in the reuse of military bases.  To protect the integrity of the building DVF was forbidden to attach anything to the ceiling or the walls making a traditional style fitting room nearly impossible.  

Circle Visual designed a custom solution!  A free-standing pop-up fitting room, self contained, which assembles quickly and easily and can be shipped from one location to the next in manageable sized crates.  The fitting room is fully customizable from the fabric to the hardware to the base color.  The fabric can be dyed or printed with a design or logo to highlight your brand and event. 

The interior is fitted with more customizable elements including a mirror, hooks, and an ottoman.  The entire unit is 5' in diameter which makes a comfortable and inviting space for guests to try on your product.

For more details or a personalized quote for your next event, please reach out to us at Design@circlevisual.com. 

And to see more amazing pics of the DVF event check out #dvfstudioxsanfrancisco or follow this link to Instagram.

 

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The RealReal opens a permanent store in NYC

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The RealReal opens a permanent store in NYC and Circe Visual was on point to create custom displays for their jewelry and accessories.  Check out the new store in Soho.

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The RealReal’s First Permanent Store Will Mix Consignment with Community

Opening in New York on Friday (November 10th), the shop will feature over 400 new pieces every day, as well as valuation services, drinks and monthly installations from outside partners.

NEW YORK, United States — Almost one year after opening its first pop-up in Manhattan during the holiday shopping season — which clocked $2 million in revenue in 2 weeks — the luxury consignment site The RealReal is back in Soho with its first permanent retail and consignment space, opening Friday on Wooster Street.

Founded in 2011 by Julie Wainwright, The RealReal has raised $173 million to date in a race to dominate the growing re-commerce market. Its most significant competitor, France's Vestiare Collective, has raised nearly $125 million. The RealReal plans to pay its consignors — who keep almost 70 percent of the sale price of their luxury items — about $300 million in 2017.

“The store for us is a great branding opportunity,” says Wainwright, adding that she plans to continue to test pop-ups throughout 2017 in key markets. “But we don’t need it to fuel our growth.”

Designed by Courtney Applebaum, known for her work on The Row’s stores, The RealReal’s New York location will feature 400 to 500 new items (including fashion, home goods and more) each day, thanks to a close proximity to a New Jersey warehouse. Since all items on display are also available to shop online, sales associates will be able to temporarily scan items that customers are interested in and remove them from the site.

Wainwright says the permanent store will feature a higher-price item mix than last year’s pop-up (example: more Birkins). “The mix in the store when we first opened the pop up was reflective of what New Yorkers buy online; it wasn’t necessarily reflective of what they want to buy in the store,” she says. The store will also specifically cater to men, who represent 25 percent of sales, with a sneaker wall complete with a ticker tape of styles and prices.

In order to attract new consignors and bring in more inventory — a key part of maintaining growth in a competitive consignment market —the store will also include “elegant” waiting and meeting spaces where consignors can meet with experts and get quotes on their pieces, as well as attend workshops. Currently, The RealReal has seven other valuation offices around the country to connect consignors with their on-staff gemologists, horologists and authentication specialists.

The store won’t only focus on reselling: it will also feature a coffee bar with wine and whiskey, a fresh-cut flower stand and a newsstand with magazines and books. And each month, TheRealReal will host a different installation of product curated by an outside partner, starting with an edit of pieces from the inventory by InStyle’s editor-in-chief Laura Brown in November, followed by a holiday gift edit from Vanessa Traina and Allee Goldstein of The Line.

"We really wanted to create an environment that was very comfortable," says Wainwright. "It will keep [it] alive and changing."

 

Written by Chantal Fernandez, November 8th, 2017 (repost from The Business of Fashion)

https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/news-bites/the-realreals-first-permanent-store-will-mix-consignment-with-community

Celebrating Donald with Bergdorf Goodman!

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Super proud to be a part of this fun project honoring the legendary artist Donald Robertson and the launch of his new book DONALD, published by Assouline.  

We upholstered several pieces for BG ...  that were then "customized" by the artist prior to the event.  

Check out the original BG blog post for more great pictures from the party and see below for some "before and after" photos.

http://blog.bergdorfgoodman.com/events-posts/last-night-lindas-x-donald-robertson/

Photographer: Vladimir Weinstein/BFA.com

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The Great American Solar Eclipse 8.21.17

To everyone's delight The Great American Solar Eclipse passed through the Unites States earlier this week.  Crowds gathered across the country, from coast to coast, to witness this historic and memorable event.  

If you were lucky enough to be in the path of totality you had the best show.  Our friends at Warby Parker hosted an eclipse viewing party at their Edgehill store in Nashville, Tennessee.  

Eclipse watchers were treated to complimentary viewing glasses and offered a seat in these fabulous sling chairs we crafted.  The perfect seat for gazing at the sun!

Hit us up for your next special event and see what we can make for you!

Photo credit to Warby Parker, @Marlselyse repost Instagram, and CV staff

Pines Party 2017: A Labyrinth Fantasy Theme!

In spite of the rain, it was another successful year for the annual Fire Island Pines Party benefit. Circle Visual was honored to be a part of this project again this year, creating projection screens and oversized vines for the stage.  Produced by Guy Smith Productions, utilizing cutting edge lighting, sound and technology, the stage looked amazing! 

The event has been going on since 1999 and it supports a great cause!  It is sponsored by The Pines Foundation, an affiliate of the Fire Island Pines Property Owners Association.  They're dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing the quality of life in the enviornmentally responsible Fire Island Pines community and its fragile seashore.   Since 1999, the foundation has donated over $1.25 million to the Stonewall Community Foundation.  Stonewall raises money and funds work that makes a difference on issues such as education, violence, family acceptance, youth, the homeless and health and focuses on equality.  They've invested over $18 million in over 600 organizations.  

Residents of Fire Island and people from all over the world come together to party and dress the part for the party theme in mythical costumes.  The theme for 2017 was Labyrinth, referring to the Labyrinth of Minotaur.  In Greek mythology, there lived a Minotaur, described as a very muscular creature with the head of a bull and body of a man, in the center or a maze, a labyrinth, on the island of Crete.  We think the event looked pretty amazing!

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Team Charles or Team Josh?

Did you catch the Younger Season 4 Premiere last week?

The hit show is back with another season.  We were excited to produce some custom pillows to help the cast celebrate at Mr. Purple in NYC.  Check out the pics ... and check out the show! Wednesday's at 10pm on TV Land.

 

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Cecconi's in Dumbo Is the Hottest Spot To Drink & Dine This Summer!

Luxurious teal velvet curtains crafted and installed at the new Cecconi's restaurant in Brooklyn.  Gorgeous!

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The Soho House restaurant opens this week

by Melissa McCart Jun 13, 2017, 4:28pm EDT

Cecconi’s has opened in Dumbo at 55 Water Street in a spectacular location with views of the Manhattan skyline and bridges. The restaurant from Nick Jones of Soho House & Co. landed in Brooklyn precisely because of this perch.

The restaurant that started in Venice now includes locations in Mayfair, West Hollywood, Miami Beach, Berlin, Barcelona, and Istanbul, among others — plus another one opening in London at The Ned hotel.

Trieste-native Riccardo Bilotta is the chef, who comes by way of Geoffrey Zakarian’s Lamb’s Club. Before that, he was the the executive chef of A Voce Columbus Circle. He works under LA-based Andrea Cavaliere, who oversees the Cecconi kitchens. In addition to a an all-day menu with cicchetti, carpaccio and tartare, wood-fired dishes, pasta, and risotto. There’s also an aperitivo menu from 4 to 7 p.m. with drinks and dishes between $4, $7, and $9. Brunch is Saturday and Sunday, with Sunday supper from 4 to 7 p.m. That menu includes a choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert served family style for $50 per person for up to four diners.

Original Source:

https://ny.eater.com/2017/6/13/15794664/cecconis-dumbo-opening

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