INTERVIEW // EN POINTE EVENTS
What is En Pointe Events and what are your roles within the company?
Lead by co-founders, Kate & Rocco, En Pointe is a full service end-to-end solution for events.
We help leading businesses, respected brands and fabulous people with their projects and celebrations.
Strategy, Style, Production and Management.
Kate – I’ve lived, breathed and worked events my entire life both in Australia and for leading European companies. I am passionate about next level food experiences, injecting energy into events and smart brand strategy.
Rocco – I’m not happy unless your event and hospitality experience is perfect. There at every step along the way, I am a big believer that there is ALWAYS a solution and am the one to make it happen! With a background in hospitality management, floristry training, event production and theatre, I am the right ballet slipper to Kate’s left : )
Together we’ve spent over 50,000 hours in events.
Which three words best describe En Pointe Events?
3. Always En Pointe
Events are like live theatre, you only have one chance to get it right.
Tell us a little about one of your most memorable events or projects you’ve worked on:
Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is always a favourite event for us – this year was a highlight as we worked on all event creative & styling execution at the inaugural House of Food & Wine. 13 events in 11 days and transforming one space into a Fire Festival, high end formal dinner, sustainable seafood feast, Italo Disco, Brunch party and more.
What are your favourite trends of the moment?
The evolution of lighting at events and amazing products helping us create custom solutions for our clients.
Collaboration! Be it art meets furniture, art meets food, shiraz meets gin or a Collette Dinnigan takeover of Vogue Living;
we’re loving working with incredible local and international talents and supporting artisans and small businesses.
What can’t you get enough of right now?
Kate – Unicorns
Rocco – My puppy, Pinocchio, I’m obsessed
Emilie (En Pointe Project Manager) – Acai bowls, with all the toppings
What is the best mistake you have ever made?
Rocco – Leaving Bright Young Things, (mistake in the fact that I enjoyed it so much, the work and the people) but has led to En Pointe and where we are today!
If you could collaborate with anyone and/or a business, in the world who would it be?
Where would you host your dream event?
Kate – For me, private homes, gardens and properties are a favourite. They offer money can’t buy experiences and a personal connection. And an endless budget!
Rocco – Palace of Versailles.
Kate – Walk. Constantly inspired by the changes in nature.
Rocco – Attend live theatre. I am a huge lover of musicals, aside from the show tunes. I’m constantly inspired by costumes, music, lighting, set design and the talent.
Name your favourite Melbourne location/s i.e. café, bar, event venue, space, suburb, gallery…
Any of Andrew McConnell’s restaurants (great for private events too) and those of Spring Street Events
(including the new Recoleta, French Saloon, The European and Siglo) and the Collingwood Children’s Farm.
Which Dann Event Hire piece is your favourite?
Rocco – Emerald Nero armchair – the green velvet and brass base epitomises luxury
Emilie – The Bijoux range – I love the texture of stone, especially Terrazzo!
If you were a piece of furniture which would you be? Why?
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We were privileged to contribute to Kate’s recent Winter Party (her wedding).
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