Melrose got a little taste of the French Riviera last night courtesy of furniture designer David Faruya who celebrated the launch of Faruy'Art 1969, his first showroom in the U.S., with a little in-store soiree.
L.A. could always use a bit of South of France flair, so it's no surprise locals welcomed Faruy'Art 1969 to the block with open arms. Faruya hosted the opening night party of his atelier (that's chic-speak for "showroom") at his new Melrose Design District space. Sitting in the heart of L.A.'s finest high-end furniture and decor retailers, Faruy'Art 1969's first American digs are certainly in good company. The atelier carries Faruya's eponymous line of wildly successful designer furniture art and furniture jewelry that embody his French Riviera roots.
For last night's opening event, friends and fans of Faruya and his work came out for a first look at the space and pieces on display. The designer buzzed around the event to chat up guests and discuss his line, showing them samples of the many vibrant finishes his collection offers as they sipped cocktails and enjoyed passed hors d'oeuvres. The night was made complete with a special love performance by Lady Brat.