Date and time:
Thursday, May 9
VIP Entry: 6:30pm 
Party: 8pm

Location: Thomas & Birch Showroom, 2100 Douglas Street

Photos: Michelle Proctor

All of this creative activity wouldn’t be possible without our gold launch party sponsor, Vista Point, a development by Seacliff Properties:

“We are thrilled to be the gold sponsor for the Design Victoria launch party as it embodies our commitment to celebrating and nurturing the local design community. Sponsoring this event allows us to showcase the collaborative efforts of our talented local partners, from architects and interior designers, to consultants, trades and building suppliers, who have contributed to crafting exceptional multi-family housing developments in Victoria.”


Celebrate our creative community at Design Victoria's launch party on 9 May!

Experience custom designer bars, installations, and free craft cocktails from the city's best mixologists.

Treat yourself to a night out at one of the city’s most talked about parties. Design Victoria’s Launch Party, produced in collaboration with Villeneuve Creative, brings together the top names in the design industry.

As a guest of the party, you’ll receive free premium drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic); live DJs and full sound system; custom design and art installations that light up the night.

The party will feature 6 designer bars including:

  • Robert Blaney Design's bar, dubbed "the nest" will be illuminated with a contemporary custom light feature by Above90.
  • A collaboration between Mike Randall & Atelier Dimopoulos, this bar will be made almost entirely of materials recycled from previous shows/events including IDS Vancouver 2023 and will feature Mike’s signature bent wood lighting. The bar will be located in the Montauk Sofa lounge upstairs
  • Toolpath Design and Steveston Creative will gamify their bar with a collaborative three-player challenge to navigate obstacles and raise a puck to the top of a track to earn their drinks.
  • A whimsical landscape feature will greet you on entry, by Jennifer Sleigh Garden Design and Cedar & Soil
  • Experience the decorative magnitude of V&A prints on a large wallpaper installation by interior designer Yanna King in collaboration with Maxwell Fabrics and ffabb
  • Mark Ollinger Studio will bring his bar to life with a surrounding sculpture gallery.
  • dHKarchitects will design a deconstructable DJ booth featured in the main space
  • Washashore Carpentry is teaming up with Bjorn Reider whose bar will channel the experience standing in a forest.


The exclusive VIP event will take place from 6:30-8pm, with opening remarks at 7pm. 

Guests will be treated to the following:
  • Enjoy the privilege of VIP treatment with a signature Black and White Hudson Wren portrait completed before the doors open to the public—one digital portrait per VIP ticket. It's first come, first served between 6:30 and 8 p.m. only. (approx 5 mins)
  • Feast on a chef collaboration made for Design Victoria with the recently launched Rudi, with a reputation for eclectic food with a European influence. 
  • A surprise VIP cocktail pour awats you
  • Makers Mark mixologist Micah Dew will be serving custom drinks while creating dipped-wax glasses as a party souvenir.
  • Two tickets to Design Victoria’s screening of Soviet Bus Stops by Canadian filmmaker Christopher Herwig (Sunday May 12 at 5pm, see listing for further details). 
  • A Design Victoria tote bag with a few treats from Cosentino 


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