On November 12, 2012, a design center’s atrium was transformed into a Holiday Gift Boutique featuring one-of-a-kind gifts from over twenty world-class showrooms and designer-decorated Christmas trees and wreaths. The center extended an invitation to Shauna Lee Lange to showcase talent and decorate a tree or a wreath.
The profits from the designer-decorated trees and wreaths fundraiser will benefit an education fund. The design center’s showroom managers nominate designers who have contributed to their overall success and each month a designer is recognized culminating in an end-of-year awards ceremony and appreciation party – to be held on Monday, December 10, 2012. The proceeds will underwrite educational opportunities such as CEU’s and speaker events for both interior design students and emerging professionals.
While Lange’s firm did not participate in the event described, they recently undertook an independent artistic study in trends for holiday visual displays. The upside down Christmas tree shown from The Shell Factory in Ft. Myers was included in the firm’s trendsetting notables. Lange has long been working in areas of visual thinking and public art.
DISCLOSURE: This post was edited and modified for clarification purposes on 11/13/12 at the request of the design center.
Shauna Lee Lange of Southwest Florida is a visual strategies, visual thinking and visual culture advisory with an emphasis on original ideas to encourage the interdependency of communities, public art, and historic preservation.