Lifestyle designer Barclay
Butera, as a new Official Provider of the Sundance Film
Festival, is honored to help create Sundance's
Opening Night: An Artist at the Table. The sold-out
fundraiser on January 21st in Park City, UT, celebrates
the importance of independent artists and their stories,
and includes a cocktail reception, dinner, live
entertainment by award-winning Sundance Composer
Fellows, and attendance at the Festival's premiere
screenings at the Eccles Theatre. Butera will engage his
signature mix of textures and patterns to produce an
elegant evening that also reflects the stunning
snow-white exterior of Park City.
"I have participated in a number of events during
Sundance, but helping produce Artist at the Table for
the acclaimed Sundance Institute is a huge honor and
very exciting. I love film and I admire the
organization's impressive nurturing of talent," states
Butera, President and CEO of Barclay Butera Inc.
"Especially because I work with an extensive list of
celebrity clientele, it is important for me to be able
to celebrate their creativity and can give back to the
entertainment community through what I do."
Butera--who has had a home and one of his retail
showrooms in Park City since 2003--understands the magic
of the color 'white'. The event's décor has a base of
white but with regal accents of red, blue and leopard
print velvet throughout. "The blue stained windows of
the space produce an especially beautiful reflection on
the white, which has the effect of connecting the
outside white from the snow with the indoors," observes
The designer will place eight pyramid-shaped candelabras
with a series of candlelit hurricanes flanking the
entrance and balanced throughout the venue. Amidst this
elegant theme, Butera has created a symmetrical 'grand'
entry by placing his Paris-lounge inspired Brentwood
Settees in red linen in a linear approach to the
cocktail area. Specially-prepared white woven linen
drapery will display the Artist at the Table logo
embroidered in red. And, as with all that Butera does,
decorative pillows will add a richness, as well as
tactile and visual engagement, to the scene. Pillows
will be in blue velvet, leopard print, and a rich
blue/gold/red satin stripe.
The theme of involving the senses continues through
dinner. In the center of each table will be two clear
hurricanes with crystals inside, holding white candles,
and a vase of fragrant white tulips with red dogwood
branches. The tables are covered in a navy blue lamour
tablecloth with antique gold sparkle overlay, and the
napkins are in gold lamour.
Butera's involvement with the Sundance Institute
launched in June 2009 when he hosted that month's salon
for filmmaker Robert Epstein and the Sundance Institute
Film Series at his Park City showroom. In past years
during the time of the festival, Butera has been
involved with The Creative Coalition, Hollywood Life,
Western Interiors & Design magazine, Queer Lounge, the
Egyptian Theatre Co. (for which he held a fundraiser),
as well as with the Los Angeles Times, WireImage the
Utah Film Commission, HP and L'Oreal.
ABOUT BARCLAY BUTERA
Barclay Butera, Inc. is based in Newport Beach, CA, and
entails the Barclay Butera collection showrooms in
Newport Beach and Los Angeles, CA, and Park City, UT.
Barclay Butera Home, Inc. products (www.barclaybuterahome.com)
are distributed through over 300 showrooms, his own
collection showrooms, and To the Trade nationwide.
Butera designs and manufactures his bench made
upholstery products in Los Angeles, CA. Please visit
for a full introduction.
ABOUT SUNDANCE INSTITUTE
Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute
is a not-for-profit organization that fosters the
development of original storytelling in film and
theatre, and presents the annual Sundance Film Festival.
Internationally recognized for its artistic development
programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film
composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance
Institute has nurtured such projects as Angels in
America, Spring Awakening, Boys Don't Cry, Sin Nombre
and Born into Brothels. For more
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