MEDIA RELEASE: Monday October 19, 2015
Interior design expert Shaynna Blaze takes on one of her biggest career challenges to date in SHAYNNA’S WORLD OF DESIGN, an inspirational two-part special premiering on Monday December 7 at 8.30pm on LifeStyle HOME.
Produced by Beyond Productions exclusively for Foxtel, SHAYNNA’S WORLD OF DESIGN sees Shaynna Blaze presented with an offer too good to refuse – the opportunity to create an exclusive signature range of interior lighting to rival the world’s best.
The two x 60 minute episodes follow Shaynna on a high-stakes journey through the glamorous design capitals of Milan, Venice, New York and her hometown of Melbourne, as she gathers design inspiration from each place – and also shares her own ideas and design principles along the way, not just for interior lighting, but for everything in the home.
Travelling across the globe and with her reputation on the line, Shaynna is in a race against the clock to complete the enormous job at hand.
In episode one, airing on Monday December 7 at 8.30pm, Shaynna invites us in to her busy design studio in Melbourne, giving viewers an insider’s look at her working life, including presenting to clients and working on design projects, as she reveals what she’d love to do next – to design her own range of lights.
Little does Shaynna know her dreams are about to become a reality, as it’s confirmed she’s been commissioned to design her very own lighting range, to be launched in the U.S. Both excited and nervous, Shaynna’s creative spark goes in to overdrive and she gets a flash of inspiration…from a whiskey glass.
A project as huge as this one requires a lot of research, which leads Shaynna to her first stop, Italy. Shaynna meets with local designers, editors and artists and takes a sneak-peek inside some of Milan’s most stunning homes, while soaking up inspiration from her surroundings: high fashion, stylish bars and stunning architecture.
Moving on to Venice, Shaynna witnesses the famous glass blowers and mosaic makers of the region, before visiting the dazzling multi-coloured houses of Burano. Throughout her Italian journey, Shaynna’s ideas and designs start to develop – and now the hard work of turning this vision in to a reality begins.
In episode two, airing on Monday December 14 at 8.30pm, through a stunning montage of Shaynna’s Italian journey, her lighting designs are brought to life for John, her business partner. He’s so impressed, he proposes launching them at the Atlanta Trade Fair, except there’s one catch, Shaynna will need to design two more lamps for the US market – and quickly.
Shaynna embarks on the next leg of her journey, New York City, the birthplace of industrial design. Here she researches its amazing architecture from classic Art Deco to futuristic, to recycled industrial buildings, as well as meeting with designers and other inspiring New York locals along the way.
Back in Melbourne, and as the prototypes for Shaynna’s designs start to arrive, it’s a race to the finish line and the most crucial date on Shaynna’s calendar – the Atlanta Trade Fair. Her reputation is on the line, can she pull it off?
Find out in SHAYNNA’S WORLD OF DESIGN – Monday December 7 and Monday December 14 at 8.30pm on LifeStyle HOME.