Yet another fabulous opening party took place last night in Frankfurt, at the Tobias Grau showroom, located at the Katzenpforte/Bleichstraße. Architects, designers, actors, bloggers, media and advertising people gathered yesterday to welcome the new era of futuristic posh lighting into our trendy little cosmopolitan city. The brains behind the progressive concept are Hamburg natives, Tobias Grau and his wife Franziska Grau.
They both welcomed their guests into their brand new 2-floor showroom, with a warm smile on their faces. One could see the pride and honor in their wonderful accomplishment. I’m a big fan of futuristic light design, but what caught my eye right away was Franziska’s beautiful red dress! No wonder Mr. Grau creates amazing pieces, with such a bright and wonderful wife by his side! It was the first time that I met the Grau-power-couple, and I have to say that I was positively impressed by their friendliness, warmth and creativity.
One could not help but notice the incredible light pieces hanging allover the showroom. Some were minimalistic and some extravagant, yet all were unforgettable. What’s even more fascinating is that the Bill table lamp was used in the James Bond 007 Skyfall movie. It’s definitely nice to know that such an International talent and creative brand like Tobias Grau can be found directly in the city center of Frankfurt!
As we continued our light tour, we were greeted by Daniel Tobias Etzel of the WAOH agency, who helped with the event and did a wonderful job once again with the invitations and organization. The catering for the opening was impeccable, and their lovely team was walking around, offering the guests delicacies to enjoy with a glass of cold wine.
I was quite lucky that evening because my outfit was given to me by my good friend Yulia Mettier, owner of the Dress Affairs boutique on the Berger Strasse. Therefore, I had the chance to make my appearance in an individual and edgy style, chosen personally by Yulia.
The beautiful lounge and house beats that evening were flowing from the creative hands of DJ Jondal, who is a producer, global music collector and corporate sound designer, with a very unique voice. I looked around and saw people swaying to his rhythm, and it was nice to run into a few designers and architects that I have not seen in a while. Everyone were saying how chic and fun the event is! Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely, and smiles could be seen everywhere. The people were also saying how impressed they are with Mr. Grau’s amazing designs, and I couldn’t agree more! I am definitely getting a lamp for my office. All in all, it was a wonderful, fun, entertaining, delicious, chic and cool event in Frankfurt.