Sep 13, 2021 | New York |
FOH Cocktail Reception at EQ3
FOH Cocktail Reception at EQ3

On September 13, following the opening day of Future of Home 2021 in New York City, attendees gathered at the EQ3 showroom on Seventh Avenue for a cocktail reception. Guests were treated to light bites, blended cocktails and live music from Chris Norton’s band as they explored the showroom’s three floors, socialized with industry peers, and enjoyed an evening of good company and conversation.

The EQ3 showroom is a light-filled jewel box of glass and steel filled with sleek pieces from the under-the-radar Canadian design powerhouse, which deftly combines comfort and innovation in a wide-ranging assortment of solid wood furniture, custom upholstery, soft goods and accessories.

Business of Home editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen welcomed visitors into the showroom, remarking on the store’s 2019 opening and commenting on the pleasure of coming together again. When addressing the crowd, EQ3 president Mark Letain celebrated the brand’s 20 years in business, discussed how the flagship store drew its inspiration from the city of New York and shared his excitement for the company’s growing relationship with the community.

Images by Kevin Lau for Business of Home.

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EQ3 president Mark Letain and BOH editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen greet guests at the entrance of the EQ3 showroom.
EQ3 president Mark Letain and BOH editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen greet guests at the entrance of the EQ3 showroom.
EQ3 president Mark Letain and BOH editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen greet guests at the entrance of the EQ3 showroom.
Jennifer Smiga, Mark Letain and Julia Zapcic
Jennifer Smiga, Mark Letain and Julia Zapcic
Jennifer Smiga, Mark Letain and Julia Zapcic
Sara Von Dreele, Lisa Walker Brown, Everick Brown and Erin Shakoor
Sara Von Dreele, Lisa Walker Brown, Everick Brown and Erin Shakoor
Sara Von Dreele, Lisa Walker Brown, Everick Brown and Erin Shakoor
Future of Home conference guests and speakers enjoyed socializing and networking in EQ3’s thoughtfully appointed showroom.
Future of Home conference guests and speakers enjoyed socializing and networking in EQ3’s thoughtfully appointed showroom.
Future of Home conference guests and speakers enjoyed socializing and networking in EQ3’s thoughtfully appointed showroom.
Guests of the Future of Home conference were invited to explore the EQ3 showroom.
Guests of the Future of Home conference were invited to explore the EQ3 showroom.
Guests of the Future of Home conference were invited to explore the EQ3 showroom.
Katherine Scully and Stephane Silverman
Katherine Scully and Stephane Silverman
Katherine Scully and Stephane Silverman
Russell Towner and James Hardey
Russell Towner and James Hardey
Russell Towner and James Hardey
Crooner Chris Norton serenaded guests with lively tunes.
Crooner Chris Norton serenaded guests with lively tunes.
Crooner Chris Norton serenaded guests with lively tunes.
Leslie Newby and Sara Noble
Leslie Newby and Sara Noble
Leslie Newby and Sara Noble
Nishi Donovan, Sarah Lyon and Leah Alexander
Nishi Donovan, Sarah Lyon and Leah Alexander
Nishi Donovan, Sarah Lyon and Leah Alexander
Kelly Finley and Nancy Evars
Kelly Finley and Nancy Evars
Kelly Finley and Nancy Evars
Cassandra Harris-Burrill, Jess Lau and Alex O’Brien
Cassandra Harris-Burrill, Jess Lau and Alex O’Brien
Cassandra Harris-Burrill, Jess Lau and Alex O’Brien
Anderson Somerselle, Jennifer Humphrey and Kate Linnemann
Anderson Somerselle, Jennifer Humphrey and Kate Linnemann
Anderson Somerselle, Jennifer Humphrey and Kate Linnemann
Business of Home’s Kaitlin Petersen welcomes guests.
Business of Home’s Kaitlin Petersen welcomes guests.
Business of Home’s Kaitlin Petersen welcomes guests.
Noz Nozawa and Kelly Finley
Noz Nozawa and Kelly Finley
Noz Nozawa and Kelly Finley
Bree Blazak and Kaitlin Petersen
Bree Blazak and Kaitlin Petersen
Bree Blazak and Kaitlin Petersen
Beth Diana Smith and Kristin Pipal
Beth Diana Smith and Kristin Pipal
Beth Diana Smith and Kristin Pipal
Guests left the EQ3 showroom with a thoughtful gift bag.
Guests left the EQ3 showroom with a thoughtful gift bag.
Guests left the EQ3 showroom with a thoughtful gift bag.
General Judd, Cristina Casañas-Judd and Nicole Resetar
General Judd, Cristina Casañas-Judd and Nicole Resetar
General Judd, Cristina Casañas-Judd and Nicole Resetar
Stephanie Gregoire, Erica Mahoney and Pat Fedele
Stephanie Gregoire, Erica Mahoney and Pat Fedele
Stephanie Gregoire, Erica Mahoney and Pat Fedele
From left: Bill Hunsberger, Noz Nozawa, Cynthia West, Linda Yang and Erin Hoover
From left: Bill Hunsberger, Noz Nozawa, Cynthia West, Linda Yang and Erin Hoover
From left: Bill Hunsberger, Noz Nozawa, Cynthia West, Linda Yang and Erin Hoover
David Kaplan, Jess Blackstock, Kayla Miller and Melanie Caduhada
David Kaplan, Jess Blackstock, Kayla Miller and Melanie Caduhada
David Kaplan, Jess Blackstock, Kayla Miller and Melanie Caduhada
EQ3 president Mark Letain addresses the crowd.
EQ3 president Mark Letain addresses the crowd.
EQ3 president Mark Letain addresses the crowd.
Guests enjoyed signature EQ3 Canadian gin cocktails.
Guests enjoyed signature EQ3 Canadian gin cocktails.
Guests enjoyed signature EQ3 Canadian gin cocktails.
The event featured live music by Chris Norton and his band.
The event featured live music by Chris Norton and his band.
The event featured live music by Chris Norton and his band.
Lauren Caron and Sophie Donelson
Lauren Caron and Sophie Donelson
Lauren Caron and Sophie Donelson