New Rules of Revelry: Edgar Zamora of Revelry Event Designers

By Elizabeth Schulte Roth, February 15, 2017

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 11.30.46 PMEdgar Zamora, a former fashion designer, seamlessly translated his talent for draping mannequins to event design a few decades ago. “I thought, if I can dress a woman, I can dress a chair—and the chair can’t talk back!” he says. As president and CEO of Revelry Event Designers, Zamora’s exquisite event furniture has transformed glittering affairs including the opening of Disney Hall, celebrity weddings (Brad Pitt/Jennifer Aniston, Shaquille O’Neal and Sofia Vergara, to name a few) and a slew of Oscar parties including the famous post-Oscars Governors Ball. His company’s 120,000-sq.-ft. warehouse is filled with chandeliers, lamps, wall sconces, sofas, chairs and coffee tables he’s personally designed and available to rent, which means the Argentinian is a favorite of the top-tier planners around town. “My clients are always asking me what’s new. They challenge me to [create pieces] all the time,” he says.

Old is new again, but only in good taste.

Zamora stresses the art of presentation. Take neon signs, for example. They’re an older trend from the 1980s and not used much anymore. However, Zamora paired a custom neon sign that spells out “I am Art” with a classic rose painting from the Revelry studio to create something completely new for floral designer Eddie Zaratsian’s annual tea party. “It was a sexy, moody and artistic fete,” says Zamora, noting the sign was the perfect focal point for the event. “You can have an event [with] the most expensive and luxurious [decor] in the world, but if you don’t display it correctly… forget it.”

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