Claudio Faria addresses the crowd.
Carlos Sardina, Maria Clara Suffredini and Seth Cohen
Claudio Faria and Vicky Mendes
Mark Balzli and Piret Johanson
THE OCCASION After many months of preparation, Ornare U.S. Director Claudio Faria was all smiles as he welcomed dozens of guests to Ornare’s new showroom in the Design District. THE CROWD Brand fans, designers and Brazilians galore came together to check out Ornare’s new state-of-the-art space. Among them: Chad Oppenheim, Dana Shear, Hello Campos, Pepe Calderin and Piret Johanson. THE SCENE Guests took in the bright, open space (which now features extra square footage for additional kitchen, bath and closet collections), toasted the showroom’s reinvigoration, and enjoyed bites from chef Dena Marino, whose own restaurant opened across the street recently. Photography by Emilio Collavino