Kinfolk Gathering "A Feast For The Eyes"
“I wanted to create an interactive gallery environment for guests where they would be free to wander and explore, meet the artists and really experience the art forms", talented photographer and Kinfolk gathering pro Greta Kenyon (as told to Studio Home).
We were lucky enough to nab a few seats at the most recent Kinfolk Gathering in Auckland "A Feast for the Eyes”, set inside the dramatic Silo’s in Aucklands Wynyard Quarter. It was a night of stunning moments; the first, was at the entrance: a jaw-dropping floral installation created by Sophie Wolanski of Muck Floral poured from the ceiling in beautiful autumnal hues and textures.
While we took in the projected films by Simon and Sophia from Bayly & Moore and wandered around the enchanted space, we sampled the first course of the evening. The stand out? The buttermilk, walnut & rosemary biscuits topped with roasted garlic created by the girls of Mondays Whole Foods. Perfectly paired with a warming glass of red wine.
Once seated, we oo-ed and ah-ed over the table settings, especially the ceramic plates and platters made by Holly Houston of Houston Design Co. Beautifully organic and irregular.
In such a space, with rounded entrance ways, and no square surfaces, one's eyes are constantly directed up and around. Looking up, we marvelled over the beautiful lighting installations created by Steve & Isaac from Monmouth Glass Studio, who also hand-made the stemless wine glasses we were drinking from. And so the night went on - A constantly inspiring event, from the guests and collaborators to the food.
A huge thank you to Greta and her team for an absolutely wonderful night.
Images by Greta Kenyon for Studio Home.