Celebrating their Spring Fashion Issue last night, design bimonthly Surface Magazine threw an intimate gathering at luxury tile artisans Bisazza's shimmering SoHo showroom. Sipping Bellinis and Black Russians underneath chandeliers in a room that resembled something out of "2001: A Space Odyssey," the crowd appeared as diverse as it was fashionable.
"It's great to see parties like this where we have people coming together like they do in the magazine -- furniture designers, architects, fashion models, art directors, photographers," said Surface Editor-in-Chief Dan Rubinstein, clutching a cocktail and clad in a light wool suit and spring-y knitted tie.
"Because in the real world, architects and fashion models don't often hang out together," he added with laugh while surveying the surreal space.
Good-looking guests and culture vultures aside, the sinuous, multicolored showroom was certainly a focal point and the topic of many cocktail conversations. Cramped and unconventional, maybe, Rubinstein revealed that the Greene St. showroom -- not a bar, lounge or club -- was the only place Surface had actually considered for the invite-only event.
"People who read Surface really expect something more, and we're all about environments and creative spaces that really standout, so it's important that we partner with someone like Bisazza for an event such as this."