You’ve never seen anything like this level of creativity.
On Saturday, May 11th, Clarke is participating in the American Red Cross Metro New York North Chapter’s Red & White Ball at NetJets Hangar at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY. Supported by scores of designers and homeowners in Fairfield County, CT, this annual event is the chapter’s most successful fundraiser.
Every year, the organization does something to bring new life and excitement to the event and this year it’s more creative than ever. Dozens of area designers have worked to create extraordinary table top designs. We’re not talking just lovely linens and unique tableware, these creations are inspired by everything from a trip to France to the Spring following Hurricane Sandy to a uniquely Americana look.
Designer Catherine Cleare of Catherine Cleare Interiors, LLC, has partnered with Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen, to create a dramatic table design for the 2013 Red & White Ball. The design revolves around the excitement of “Cooking is believing!,” a Clarke signature statement, exemplifying the “appliance test drives” that homeowners can experience at Clarke.
The table’s centerpiece is a dramatic red “Lipstick” ventilation hood by Best, one of Clarke’s exclusive lines. When mounted on the ceiling above a range or cooktop, this Best hood (part of the Sorpresa line, meaning “surprise” in Italian) appears to be more art object than ventilation system. The same is true of its red center column presence on Cleare’s table design at the Red & White Ball.
Cleare is adorning the red column with various kitchen tools from Clarke’s kitchen boutique Savoir Fare, while each place setting is set atop a Wolf gas range grate, with dramatic red Staub cocettes serving as “chargers” for the evening’s meal. Staub’s cast-iron cookware is a key component of Savoir Fare’s cookware/bakeware offering. With all this iron, shine and appliance appeal, the look is softened with table linens from Le Jaquard Francais, also available at Savoir Fare. This timeless and sophisticated French linen compay prides itself in designing eclectic creations with opulent and dazzling colors.
The whole design should be spectacular on May 11th…watch for photos of the event in a few weeks! Thank you Catherine Cleare for lending your innovation and design acumen to Clarke’s Red & White Ball table!
To follow Catherine’s blog click here.