Stark & Newel summer kickoff soiree
Jun 4, 2019 | New York
Stark & Newel summer kickoff soiree

Chad Stark, senior vice president of Stark and president of Scalamandré, and Jake Baer, CEO of Newel, hosted their annual summer kickoff soiree last week in New York City. Now in its fourth year, the highly anticipated “Tequila by Design”–themed celebration brought together the dozens of designers who have joined Stark and Baer at their now-famous designer dinner series. This summer’s soiree was held at 90 Lexington, where guests mingled on the penthouse apartment’s expansive terrace, enjoying beautiful weather, cocktails and sweeping views of the city skyline. 

“The goal of our designer dinners is to make friends within the industry, and to see everyone come out and support our fourth summer soiree is a testament to the bonds that we have created,” said Baer. “We view our annual summer kickoff as a celebration of all of these friendships coming together.”

Stark added, “It’s very encouraging and motivating to know that we have created such a strong and fun community of next-generation design leaders in New York. Jake and I will be in this industry for the rest of our lives and we know that some of the bonds that we’ve built over these last four years will last for decades to come.”

Over 100 designers and industry professionals attended the event, including William CullumRoric TobinJustin Concannon, Alyssa Kapito, Sarah RamseyPaige GastonJustin Shaulis, Nick OlsenTina Ramchandani, Sasha Bikoff, BA TorreyJenny Dina Kirschner, Ashley DarrylJared Seligman, Corey Damen JenkinsJohn MeeksJim Aman, Drew McGukin, Brett Helsham, Michael McGraw and David Duncan.

Images by Gaia Squarci.

EVENT GALLERY
Tablescape designed by Le Scaped (co-founded by Jessica Forem and Katie Alliotts)
Tablescape designed by Le Scaped (co-founded by Jessica Forem and Katie Alliotts)
Tablescape designed by Le Scaped (co-founded by Jessica Forem and Katie Alliotts)
Steven Stark, Candice Stark and Chad Stark
Steven Stark, Candice Stark and Chad Stark
Steven Stark, Candice Stark and Chad Stark
Lisa Jasper and David McEachin
Lisa Jasper and David McEachin
Lisa Jasper and David McEachin
Chad Stark, Alyssa Kapito and Nick Olsen
Chad Stark, Alyssa Kapito and Nick Olsen
Chad Stark, Alyssa Kapito and Nick Olsen
Tina Ramchandani and Justin Shaulis
Tina Ramchandani and Justin Shaulis
Tina Ramchandani and Justin Shaulis
Cecilia Hornung, Ariana Ambrosio, Julie Schwartzberg and Brooke Leff
Cecilia Hornung, Ariana Ambrosio, Julie Schwartzberg and Brooke Leff
Cecilia Hornung, Ariana Ambrosio, Julie Schwartzberg and Brooke Leff
Alessandra Santopietro and James Brachfeld
Alessandra Santopietro and James Brachfeld
Alessandra Santopietro and James Brachfeld
Hannah Fellers and Avery Thomas
Hannah Fellers and Avery Thomas
Hannah Fellers and Avery Thomas
Sasha Bikoff and Brett Helsham
Sasha Bikoff and Brett Helsham
Sasha Bikoff and Brett Helsham
Jake Baer and Chad Stark
Jake Baer and Chad Stark
Jake Baer and Chad Stark
Lewis Baer, Lorraine Baer and Jake Baer
Lewis Baer, Lorraine Baer and Jake Baer
Lewis Baer, Lorraine Baer and Jake Baer
Dane Pressner and Lindsey Stamps
Dane Pressner and Lindsey Stamps
Dane Pressner and Lindsey Stamps
Justin Concannon, Roric Tobin and Jake Baer
Justin Concannon, Roric Tobin and Jake Baer
Justin Concannon, Roric Tobin and Jake Baer
Sasha Bikoff and BA Torrey
Sasha Bikoff and BA Torrey
Sasha Bikoff and BA Torrey
Ashley Darryl and Ariella Duker
Ashley Darryl and Ariella Duker
Ashley Darryl and Ariella Duker
Chad Stark and Corey Damen Jenkins
Chad Stark and Corey Damen Jenkins
Chad Stark and Corey Damen Jenkins
Drew McGukin and Justin Shaulis
Drew McGukin and Justin Shaulis
Drew McGukin and Justin Shaulis
Lauren Mitus, Julia Rugg and Agustin Rein
Lauren Mitus, Julia Rugg and Agustin Rein
Lauren Mitus, Julia Rugg and Agustin Rein
Jake Baer and Chad Stark
Jake Baer and Chad Stark
Jake Baer and Chad Stark
Jake Baer, Lucy Baird and William Cullum
Jake Baer, Lucy Baird and William Cullum
Jake Baer, Lucy Baird and William Cullum
Agustin Rein, Lauren Mitus and Chad Stark
Agustin Rein, Lauren Mitus and Chad Stark
Agustin Rein, Lauren Mitus and Chad Stark
Rob Johansen, Linda Mettel and Olivia Powers
Rob Johansen, Linda Mettel and Olivia Powers
Rob Johansen, Linda Mettel and Olivia Powers
Ash Smith and Jenny Dina Kirschner
Ash Smith and Jenny Dina Kirschner
Ash Smith and Jenny Dina Kirschner
Jake Baer and Jared Seligman
Jake Baer and Jared Seligman
Jake Baer and Jared Seligman
John Meeks, Lewis Baer and Jim Aman
John Meeks, Lewis Baer and Jim Aman
John Meeks, Lewis Baer and Jim Aman
David Duncan, Sarah Ramsey and Julia Rugg
David Duncan, Sarah Ramsey and Julia Rugg
David Duncan, Sarah Ramsey and Julia Rugg
Claudia Krogmeier, Katie Alliotts and Jessica Forem
Claudia Krogmeier, Katie Alliotts and Jessica Forem
Claudia Krogmeier, Katie Alliotts and Jessica Forem