Talent was in the spotlight for the 9th year running of Inspired Spaces, Seneca College’s Event Management and Exhibit Design program’s annual student competition showcase. Part of the eight-month Event Management graduate certification curriculum, the February event required this year’s 19 students to select a mock client, choose a venue, develop a theme, source a caterer and define all the décor details for a fictitious event. The assignment culminates in creating tabletop designs representing their event. Judging is by industry professionals.
This year’s winner Seonhye Kim captured the essence of a Kenzo Fragrance launch using eye-popping red in a minimalist yet powerful setting entitled Flower in the Air. “I wanted to emphasize the brand’s trademark poppy on every part of my tabletop so I created giant, curvy flowers that catch your eye,” says Kim, who added a sly touch of humour with name cards for celebrities like Miley Cyrus. Second place was awarded to Brittney Gee for her For the Love of Books event. The tablescape took an elegant Victorian approach with a rustic library twist using vintage books propped open to reveal beautiful pop-up images.