Launchpad “Ask” Party Event
Launchpad Group “Ask” Party
Location: SIRI House at Dempsey
Event: Launchpad “Ask” Party; Networking Event
Organised By: Launchpad Singapore
Brief: Stage Centerpiece & Ikebana Style Table Arrangements
About Launchpad Singapore
Launchpad Singapore is a community of entrepreneurs building businesses that are a force for good. Launchpad hosts “Ask” Party with a topic of discussion every month, usually with a panel of expert guests invited to discuss the selected topic.
I first know of Launchpad when I was looking for a supportive group of entrepreneurs in Singapore and have been a member of this community since August. Since joining this community, I have met so many wonderful and inspiring people and gained so much from the network! On top of that, Launchpad also provides amazing resources for solopreneurs and businesses, from Group Mentoring Sessions to Masterclasses taught by Industry Specilists.
When Launchpad approached me with the opportunity to sponsor the styling of the event, I agreed without hesitation! The brief was an open canvas, I could decide how I wanted to style the space to complement the event.
Coincidentally, the topic for this month’s “Ask” Party was Avoid The Greenwashing Trap with an amazing lineup of expert guests. consisting of Suzy Goulding- a Communications Specialist, Katherine Desbaillets- the Chief Brand Officer of SaladStop! and Qiyun who runs an instagram account called “theweirdandwild” that simplifies jargons in the sustainability space for ordinary people to understand. This discussion was also moderated by Susannah Jaffer from Zerrin, which is a sustainable fashion marketplace.
With Echevaria.co’s strong stance on Sustainable Floristry, it was a perfect opportunity to have our Botanical Repottable Bouquets used as the event’s Centerpiece. This piece was given to a lucky winner at the end of the event as well!
The botanical palette was informed by the nature of the event, we wanted to create something that was entirely guided by Sustainable Guiding Factors. All the botanical material and mechanics fell into one of the three Guiding Factors:
1. Using Repottable Material
2. Embracing Regional Flora & Fauna
3. Sustainable Floral Mechanics
If you were to observe the vase carefully, you can see roots attached to the foliage of the plants used in the arrangements- allowing them to be repotted when the event concluded.
Flowers used in the event set up included- Lilies, Anthuriums & Fruticosa which were sourced from countries around us.
Lastly, reusable floral mechanics like glass vases and floral pins were used for this event, which meant that there was zero-waste in terms of mechanics used.