evitavonni Farnham sees unprecedented numbers on opening day
Inspirational team open impressive luxury living concept store
Wednesday 30th November 2011. Anticipation grew to fever pitch on Saturday morning as the newest addition to Farnham’s High Street, slowly peeled back the covers, to reveal a veritable haven of retail opulence.
In just one day, over 4,500 local residents and luxury living pilgrims made their way to the old Woolworths store, to witness a transformation of magical proportions by luxury interiors specialists, evitavonni. The gigantuan 24,000 square feet of space has been transformed into the most decadent Winter Wonderland for the Festive Period and showcases not only evitavonni's bespoke and expertly crafted products and internationally renowned furniture brands; but also an extensive range of hand crafted, delicate decorations and elegant gifts.
Clients are greeted on arrival by a symphony of scents with the launch of evitavonni flowers and adjacent sensory ‘store within store’ concepts. On entering the main retail space customers were mesmerised by the depth and wealth of ‘must have’ extravagances from stunning Baccarat crystal vases and stemware to fine stationery and glamorous book selections, as well as the complete collection of luxurious evitavonni home accessories. With each floor dedicated to ‘six star’ living, room sets not only highlight evitavonni’s commitment to ‘attention to detail’ but also demonstrate the products functionality as clients are able to trial ‘plumbed’ taps and showerheads in the bathrooms as well as view cooking demonstrations in the kitchens and lounge on sofas in the living rooms.
In store activity does not end with the official launch day, on Wednesday 1st December a series of ‘How to survive Christmas in style’ workshops begin with a chocolate tasting and run for a week culminating in the arrival of Father Christmas who will land his sleigh on the store roof on Saturday 10th December.
Kate Williams and Michel Erwich, Design and Managing Directors respectively, for evitavonni, comment: "We have been overwhelmed by the extremely positive reception we have received in just a few days of opening from local residents and design aficionados. The launch night on Thursday was attended by over 300 people all of whom were awestruck by the sheer magnitude and offer of the store. But then on Saturday to experience this incredible number of clients visiting and buying, was quite truly amazing particularly during such a difficult economic climate. We have constantly been congratulated for bringing back to life such a prestigious and well-loved building on the Farnham High Street in such a magnificent style, but it has been our pleasure to do so and we look forward to expanding the store even further with the launch of a spectacular roof garden in the spring!"
evitavonni, 2/3 The Borough Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7NA