We will remember the Warsaw Home&Contract 2021 fair for a long time. Four days full of the best design, fantastic people and ... hard work :) After a two-year break caused by the pandemic, I think we all missed face-to-face meetings (even hidden behind a mask ;)) and conversation without the use of any technology. The crowds that showed up at the WH event are the best proof of this. This year's fair was special for us. All proceeds from the sale of lamps from the exhibition are donated to the account of John Hero at Siepomaga.pl. Therefore, if you missed Warsaw Home&Contract or want to go back to those wonderful four days, read and see our photo report :) Until November 14, you can also buy models that we have not sold yet and still support the fundraiser.
For our team, the fair started a few months earlier. During this time, we were constantly uncertain whether the event would not be thwarted by the next wave of coronavirus. There were some surprises in our studio. The streaks visible on the large lampshades prepared for the exhibition were not the result of a defect. Our manufacturer just ran out of milk balls, so we used transparent ones of the same color and strength. The filament in the lampshade created a beautiful game of shadows, so there is no bad thing that wouldn't work out for good ;)
We went to Warsaw a few days before the official start to build our stand. Hours of hard work paid off - the huge number of visitors said that we have the most beautiful exhibition in the lighting department. This year, we presented as many as 95 UMMO lamps, including several new collections: TORNI, FURIKO, FUPPU and TABLO. A few of our most popular models in a refreshed version - in deep burgundy - also saw the light of day.
The reception exceeded our wildest expectations. We distributed over 1000 catalogues, heard hundreds of warm words, exchanged dozens of business cards. Some visitors were surprised that we are a Polish and not an Italian brand. There were so many people interested in some models of lamps from the exhibition that we had to create a queue if someone resigned from the reservation. Our stand was visited by Tomasz Pągowski, the team of Elle Decoration Polska, Ann.Living and many excellent architects and interior stylists. It was fantastic to see our industry friends and clients. However, new contacts, not only business ones, make me happy :) We hope that many of them will result in a number of excellent cooperation and beautifully lit interiors.
Most importantly, thanks to your help, we added a significant amount to the fundraiser for Jasiek Hero. Now the boy will be able to go to Bangkok for a stem cell transplant and will also undergo hip surgery. The goal has been achieved in over 100%, and this is not the end of the collection. Jasiek's family has much more expenses, which is why we extended the campaign in which we sell models from the exhibition at the fair, and all proceeds go to Little Hero. You can buy all lamps from our stand until November 14, 2021 with a 30% discount, thus supporting Jasiek and his parents. The boy's mother sent us a message that warmed our hearts even more than all the compliments we heard at the fair:
What did we deserve for such a beautiful gesture ❤❤ We will thank you again ❤ It seems that this year we will also be able to finance a specialized work chair with Jasiek at CyberEye, which has been visiting our house since October. We are touched ❤
We would like to thank everyone who visited our stand at the Warsaw Home&Contract fair, especially those who supported the collection. You brought light not only to your homes, but also to the lives of Jasiek and his parents :) Many thanks also go to Tomek Milewczyk for documenting our stand so wonderfully. You are great!