A toast to style & craftsmanship

– 11 Dec. 2017 –

Celebrating the modern gentleman, the Amsterdam gallery on Amstelveenseweg hosted a discerning group of ladies and gents last week for a homage to style and craftsmanship, together with some of the city’s top lifestyle brands.

Right from the onset of the evening, there was a warm feeling of fun and excitement. Guests were wowed as they entered the gallery, with the wall of Inception mirrors grabbing attention and many people immediately pulling out their phones to take a picture and enter the Inception competition.

Champagne corks popped, live music filled the air from Dutch band Peu de Feu, and the style savvy crowd of 80 explored the gallery, discovering daring designs across both floors and meeting our partners who were showcasing the very best in men’s style.

Distinctly Different set up their shoe polishes and cleaning kits on the Boston dining table and guests got comfortable on the Circus barstool to enjoy a traditional shoe shine. Amsterdam Vintage Watches drew a crowd, with everyone keen to try on their classic timepieces displayed in our vintage cabinet. Over in another corner, Timothy Oulton Ambassadors talked to guests about Room Planning, a 3D tool that helps you visualise pieces in your own home.

Veuve Clicquot were propped up at the London Lounge bar, offering tastings of Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut, explaining the key dry notes that differentiate it from classic Veuve Clicquot. Pakkend tailors showcased formalwear for the festive season alongside the smart casual look, with a selection of materials on hand to show people the full scope of the collection. Timothy Oulton’s Trove of Gifts on the Axel dining table proved popular, with handcrafted accessories and leather bags offering some unique gift ideas with the holiday season ahead.

People gathered in front of the band, soaking up the music and enjoying the rustic platters of fine cheese and canapes adorning the Iceberg dining table. Smaller groups relaxed comfortably on buttery leather sofas, with some sinking into the sumptuous Den sofa in rich, soft Revival Velvet.

Gallery Manager Caroline Veenman-Willaert hosted the prize draw and winner Donny Brom was ecstatic to receive the main prize, a Timothy Oulton Annabel overnight bag. Other prizes presented by partners included a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut, a Shoecare gift box from Distinctly Different, and a Cay Brondum limited edition art print signed and numbered by the artist, courtesy of Amsterdam Vintage Watches.

The evening definitely had that party vibe, with people laughing and drinking with friends and no-one quite ready to leave yet. The music and champagne continued late into the evening, before the curtain finally came down on the night and guests went home with their gift bag, containing gifts from each partner. It had been a toast to style and craftsmanship, and we had certainly celebrated it well.

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