KEVIN GRAY AT PARIS DESIGN WEEK 2023
JOIN KEVIN FOR HIS BEHIND-THE-SCENE VISITS DURING PARIS DESIGN WEEK
Kevin Gray has returned to the U.S. after a whirlwind trip to Milan, Venice, and Paris. After meetings in Milan and Venice to work on his lamp production for the recently relaunched Orbit and Zandt Lamps, Kevin arrived in time for the annual Paris Design Week 2023 and Maison et Object. A vital part of Paris Design Week is Kevin’s visits with his local vendors and sources. As an interior designer, Kevin’s travels are vital for design inspiration and enhance his ability to provide his clients with the latest design sources and trends before they cross the pond to America. To maintain relationships with global vendors, manufacturers, and dealers, travel is critical for Kevin to source the best pieces for his design projects and create the best interiors for his clients.
While in Paris, Kevin celebrated his birthday with lunch at the Halle Aux Grains – Bras Paris restaurant on the third floor of the Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection. The Bourse de Commerce was once Paris’ Stock Exchange and is the latest museum that offers a perspective on contemporary art.
Another one of Kevin’s secret haunts while living in Paris in the 80s and 90s was Le Grand Véfour – a gastronomical restaurant that has been the finest gourmet rendez-vous of the Parisian political, artistic, and literary society for more than 200 hundred years. Le Grand Véfour was the perfect restaurant of choice for Kevin to celebrate the accolade of his Orbit Lamp being exhibited at Maison et Objet during Paris Design Week!
What an inspiring week we had during Paris Design Week 2023, celebrating HOLLY HUNT‘s 40th Anniversary, including VIP events, exclusive design tours, open houses, and private previews.
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HOLLY HUNT'S 40TH CELEBRATION
Kevin Gray at Holly Hunt’s 40th Anniversary Party
HOLLY HUNT topped off Saturday evening with a private party at the 17th Century, La Chapelle des Petits-Augustins at the École des Beaux-Arts Paris celebrating her 40th year of luxury design. Kevin is about to enter the venue for what is to be an extraordinary night.
Holly Hunt’s 40th Anniversary Party at the École des Beaux-Arts
JMW STUDIO TOUR WITH HH
Kevin Gray with Holly Hunt and Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert at JMW Studio
Kevin is seen here with HOLLY HUNT and Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert at JMW STUDIO in the 12th arrondissement, with a private glass-blowing tour and presentation by the studio’s artisans. JMW STUDIO is situated in the heart of Paris in the 12th arrondissement. Jeremy is one of HH’s exclusive artists and JWM Studio handblown lighting can be found in HH Showrooms and online.
Holly Hunt’s Private Lighting Tour with JMW Studio
HOLLY HUNT EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW
Kevin on the balcony of the Hotel de Crillon at Place de la Concorde
Followed by an exclusive preview of HOLLY HUNT’s Spring 2023 wall coverings & textiles at the majestic Hôtel de Crillon in the Grand Reception Room that overlooks Place de la Concorde.
ATELIER ALIAN ELLOUZ TOUR WITH HH
Kevin Gray with Alian Ellouz at his Atelier outside Paris
After lunch we were treated to a HOLLY HUNT VIP Tour at ALIAN ELLOUZ FOUNDATION, 40 Km outside Paris with the Artist himself, a goldsmith of stone who sculptures creations from alabaster and rock crystal.
Tour of Alabaster Lighting Design at the Alain Ellouz Foundation
ORBIT LAMP AT MAISON ET OBJET
On Friday, after Holly Hunt’s Spring 2023 preview at Hotel de Crillon, we took a car to the MAISON ET OBJET Lighting Trade Fair at Hall 7 where Lumen Center showcased 6 of Kevin’s Orbit lamps in 3 finishes, matte black, silver chrome, and brushed brass. #Orbityourlight.
The lamp is ideal for the bedside, desk, and table, and is now available worldwide.
Contact Lumen Center directly regarding vendors in your country, International Sales, and Exports.
MAISON ROYÈRE'S EXCULSIVE RECEPTION
Kevin Gray at Maison Royère’s exclusive reception
Thursday evening we attended Head and Hand PR’s President, Katharina Plat’s exclusive reception and private view of MAISON ROYÈRE’s new collection at the Royère family residence in the 16th arrondissement.
THE GAGGENAU EXPERIENCE
Kevin Gray is with Maddy, Kern Latta, and Skyler Stevenson at GAGGENAU’s showroom
We lived the GAGGENAU Experience Thursday morning at their new showroom, 240 Boulevard Saint-Germain, and were treated by GAGGENAU to a special tour of artist and furniture designer, Pierre Bonnefille’s Studio in the 11th arrondissement, followed by a lunch at Le Loft, owned by Gaggenau’s star Chef Pierre Sang Boyer Officiel.
After a short break, we returned in the afternoon to GAGGENAU’s private tour of Foundation Le Corbusier’s penthouse apartment and work studio in the 16th arrondissement.
Below, Kevin is seen with Gaggenau North America’s representatives, Maddy, BSH Home Appliances Corporation Trade Concierge Manager Kern Latta, and Luxury Marketing manager, Skyler Stevenson at GAGGENAU‘s new showroom in the Heart of Paris in Saint-Germain des Prés.
Images from the Gaggenau Experience
Pierre Frey and La Maison Braquenié
Kevin Gray with Pierre Frey, Grandson of Founder, Maison Pierre Frey
Sunday, La Maison Pierre Frey hosted by Pierre Frey held a reception and private tour at Château de Louye outside Paris to showcase La Maison Braquenié’s new collection and celebrate its bicentennial with a delicious champagne buffet.
Pierre Frey Celebratory Reception and Private Tour at Château de Louye
Designer Kevin Gray’s Orbit Lamp
Silver Chrome Orbit Lamp is now available worldwide
Kevin was thrilled his Orbit Lamp was shown during Paris Design Week 2023 at Maison et Objet. The lamp is ideal for the bedside, desk, and table, and is now available worldwide.
Kevin’s reissued Orbit lamp is available in 3 finishes: Matte Black, Silver Chrome, and Satin Brushed Brass.
The Orbit Lamp is available for purchase in the United States at the Wolfsonian Museum:
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Contact Lumen Center directly regarding Vendors in your country, International Sales, and Exports.
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