After months of planning, designing, and renovating our new San Francisco retail showroom, the EQ3 team was ready for a party!
Yesterday night, EQ3 San Francisco hosted 80 local designers, bloggers and media for a special drop-in preview party. Marimekko President (North America) Isabelle Cadieux-Fabian, as well as Marimekko Marketing Director (NA) Anastacia Stathakis and Senior Director of Wholesale (NA) Paula Nikkanen were also in attendance. There was lots of mingling, Instagramming, and of course, shopping. Guests were treated to a signature EQ3 red drink made with sake, and cocktail worthy hors d’oeuvres from Barbara Llewellyn. It was the perfect way to launch the new showroom.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the event! Your enthusiastic comments, Tweets and Instagrams made our night (see their ‘live’ posts on the #EQ3SF gallery here). We’re definitely feeling the love.
From left to right: Thom Fougere (EQ3 Creative Director), Allison Dineen (EQ3 Marketing & Communications Coordinator) and Anastacia Stathakis (Director of Marketing & PR, Marimekko North America)
EQ3 President and CEO Peter Tielmann
Middle: Janette Crawford (Founder & blogger at Sun + Dotter) and Erin Hiemstra (Founder, CEO & blogger at Apartment 34)
From left to right: Miranda Jones (Co-founder of Galanter & Jones), Adrienne Arieff (Principal at Arieff Communications) and Maja Smith (Interior Designer)
Melissa (blogger at Savvy in San Francisco)
Signature cocktail: EQ3 Red by SakeOne
Two on left: Paula Nikkanen (Senior Director of Wholesale, Marimekko North America), Isabelle Cadieux-Fabian (President, Marimekko North America)
Janette Crawford (Founder / blogger at Sun + Dotter)
Bradley Hilton (EQ3 SF Showroom Manager, shown in middle) with Allison Dineen (EQ3 Marketing and Communications Coordinator) and the EQ3 Visual Team (Katie, Cliff and Monica)
Left: Natalia Daniel (Director at Arieff Communications) / Right: Angela Tafoya (San Francisco Editor at Refinery 29)
On right: Jim Hunt (EQ3 Vice President of Sales and Marketing)
From Left to right: Peter Tielmann (EQ3 President and CEO) and Thom Fougere (EQ3 Creative Director)
EQ3 San Francisco officially opens its doors tomorrow, and Bay Area residents are invited to join us for the showroom’s Grand Opening from 9am to 7pm. This weekend only, customers can save up to 20% off EQ3 purchases! They’ll also save 15% off iconic furniture from Herman Miller!
We’ve also got some great prizes to giveaway:
First Prize: Table setting for 2 from the Marimekko Weather Diary Collection (courtesy of Marimekko)
Second Prize: $250.00 EQ3 Gift Card
Third Prize: Eames Hang-It-All Coat Rack (courtesy of Herman Miller)
Want more sneak peeks? Check back here in the morning to scout out the store before doors open.We’ll have a full photo tour of the new showroom waiting for you on the blog!